Royal Mail outperforms US growth market as investors ask: 'What now?'

James Baxter-Derrington
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Royal Mail outperforms US growth market as investors ask: 'What now?'

Royal Mail has outperformed 498 out of 500 stocks in the S&P 500, returning almost 200% over the past 12 months, far ahead of some of the biggest names in the US.

The research from eToro found that Royal Mail was the UK's best-performing large-cap stock over the past year and offered investors more than double the returns of Alphabet, four times that of Microsoft and over ten-fold the performance of Netflix. However, the data does not include the even more impressive performance of the five-century old postal service, which has returned 293% since the market collapse in March 2020 to 22 September 2021, although it peaked even higher at 379% in June of this year. Continued fall in unemployment rate obscuring 'true scale' of Covid-related jobless...

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