Sharesight20 - Top 20 trades on the NZX in 2018

by David Olsen, Senior Marketing Manager — Content/SEO, Sharesight | Mar 14th 2019

Our Sharesight20 snapshots of the top 20 trades on the ASX and NZX markets by Sharesight users always make for interesting reading. In this post we’ll explore the top 20 trades on the NZX in 2018 and build a Sharesight portfolio of these 20 shares to find out how it would have performed during the year.

Sharesight20 top 20 NZX trades 2018

Top 20 NZX trades 2018

Sharesight users overwhelmingly look to gain exposure to the NZX market through ETFs. In 2018 the Smartshares NZ Top 50 Fund, US 500 Fund, and NZ Mid Cap fund claimed the top 3 positions on the Sharesight20NZX for the year.

The most traded stock that was not an ETF that made the 2018 Sharesight20NZX snapshot was market darling The a2 Milk Company Limited, followed by Auckland International Airport Limited, and Heartland Bank Limited. Let’s explore how the investment returns a portfolio built from these stocks would have performed in 2018 before we dive in to some of the news behind the interest in these stocks.

Sharesight20NZX 2018 portfolio performance

Dividends really saved the performance of our Sharesight20NZX 2018 portfolio, with capital gains in the negative for the year. Here’s how the portfolio would have performed.

Sharesight20NZX 2018 - Performance Report 2018-01-01 through 2018-12-31
Code Name Capital Gain % Dividends % Total Return %
AIA Auckland International Airport Limited 10.80% 4.66% 15.46%
AIR Air New Zealand Limited (NS) -2.82% 9.58% 6.76%
ATM The a2 Milk Company Limited 38.17% 0.00% 38.17%
FBU Fletcher Building Limited -35.79% 0.00% -35.79%
FNZ NZ Top 50 Fund (NS) 2.31% 4.38% 6.68%
FPH Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation Limited -9.41% 2.15% -7.25%
GNE Genesis Energy Limited (NS) 3.57% 8.79% 12.36%
HBL Heartland Bank Limited 1.15% 4.33% 5.48%
IFT Infratil Limited 9.94% 6.83% 16.77%
MCY Mercury NZ Limited (NS) 8.16% 6.22% 14.38%
MDZ NZ Mid Cap Fund (NS) 1.42% 4.68% 6.09%
MEL Meridian Energy Limited (NS) 16.41% 8.22% 24.63%
OCA Oceania Healthcare Limited 1.90% 4.48% 6.38%
PPH Pushpay Holdings Limited -24.46% 0.00% -24.46%
SPK Spark New Zealand Limited 14.33% 8.90% 23.22%
STU Steel & Tube Holdings Limited -41.90% 4.63% -37.28%
SUM Summerset Group Holdings Limited 15.82% 2.38% 18.20%
THL Tourism Holdings Limited -14.88% 5.78% -9.10%
USF US 500 Fund (NS) -1.73% 0.34% -1.39%
ZEL Z Energy Limited -28.42% 6.23% -22.19%
TOTAL -1.77% 4.63% 2.86%

Sharesight20NZX 2018 company news

The A2 Milk Company Limited (NZX: A2M)

Meridian Energy Limited (NZX: MEL)

Spark New Zealand Limited (NZX: SPK)

Summerset Group Holdings Limited (NZX: SUM)

Infratil Limited (NZX: IFT)

Steel and Tube Holdings limited (NZX: STU)

Fletcher Buildings Limited (NZX: FBU)

Pushpay Holdings Limited (NZX: PPH)

Z Energy Limited (NZX: ZEL)

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare corporation limited (NZX: FPH)

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