3 FTSE Winners From The Last 7 Days

Published in Investing on 29 November 2012

SABMiller (LSE: SAB), Capita (LSE: CPI) and Intertek (LSE: ITRK) have outrun the market.

What's better than a rising FTSE 100 (UKX)?

Owning shares that are rising faster than the FTSE!

Here are three blue-chip winners from the last seven days.

1. SABMiller

SAB Miller (LSE: SAB) has advanced 7% to 2,812p since last Wednesday after announcing its interim results.

The brewer, which has operations and distribution agreements across six continents, said group revenues were up by 11% and that profits before tax and the interim dividend had both advanced by 12%.

The company also stated that its UK subsidiary, Miller Brands UK, achieved "impressive" UK lager sales for the half year. Sales reportedly grew by 5% despite the wet British summer and against the backdrop of the declining UK beer market.

Graham Mackay, SABMiller's executive chairman, commented: "Broad-based revenue and profit growth in the first half reflects the continued success of our approach to the development of our brands, product portfolios, distribution and sales effectiveness."

2. Capita

The last 7 days have seen the shares of Capita (LSE: CPI) climb 5% to 760p.

Much of the recent gain seems to be due to the outsourcer's announcement that it has been recommended as the preferred bidder by Staffordshire County Council to create an educational support-service joint venture.

Capita estimates the deal could be worth in the region of £85 million per annum over the next 20 years -- and it is targeting £2 billion of that revenue within the first 10 years. The deal is still subject to approval from the government, however.

3. Intertek

Advancing 4% to 3,023p, quality and safety solutions provider Intertek (LSE: ITRK) has been among the FTSE 100's main gainers since this time last week.

The recent uptick may be due in part to a positive interim statement, which revealed year-to-date revenue growth of 20% and organic revenue growth of 9%. The company also stated that it expected its adjusted operating profit margin to match that of the previous year.

Commenting on the progress, boss Wolfhart Hauser said: "We see good structural growth across many of our industries and geographies while, as expected due to the unstable global economic conditions, growth in other markets has moderated from the very strong levels seen in the first half."

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> Andrew does not own any share mentioned in this article.

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