3 Shares the FTSE 100 Should Beat Today: Rotork p.l.c. (ROR), Moneysupermarket.com Group (MONY), Pace plc (PIC)

LONDON — The FTSE 100 has been gradually gaining strength today and is up 1.1% to 6,418 points as 10 a.m. EST, beating the previous 52-week record of 6,412 set in February. Markets were buoyed by bullish utterings from the economic masters of the U.S. and China, and a raft of upbeat company results added to the FTSE’s impetus.

But not every share is storming up — not even some that are backed by strong earnings. Here are three that are falling behind the index today.

Rotork
Rotork p.l.c. (LON:ROR) shares slumped have slumped 3.8% to 2,792 pence despite 2012 full-year results coming in pretty much bang on City forecasts. Adjusted pre-tax profit was up 12.2% to 131.6 million pounds, with adjusted earnings per share up 13.6% to 109.3 pence. The industrial engineer’s full-year dividend was raised by 15.4% to 43 pence per share.

Despite today’s fall, the shares are still up about 35% over the past 12 months, though December 2013 forecasts do put them on a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 23, which some will think too high.

Moneysupermarket.com
Full-year results from Moneysupermarket.com Group (LON:MONY) resulted in a small share-price fall of 1.6% to 200 pence — but the shares are still more than 50% up over the year. Chief executive Peter Plumb told us “The U.K. has caught the money saving bug” after the operator of the U.K.’s biggest price-comparison website saw revenue rise 13% to 204.8 million pounds, with adjusted EBITDA up 26% to 66.5 million pounds.

The full-year dividend was lifted by 27% to 5.74 pence per share, for a yield of 2.9% — that’s not a great yield yet, but it’s still early days, and further rises are forecast for the next two years.

Pace
Digital TV technologist Pace plc (LON:PIC) is our third to see its share price fall today after the release of good-looking results. In this case, the shares are down a modest 0.5% to 226 pence. But they have seen by far the biggest rise of the year: They’re up about 180%, even after recent slips.

The year saw revenue up 4.1% to $2.4 billion, with adjusted EBITA up 11.8% to $158.1 million, even though the firm was hit by last year’s global hard-disk supply problems. There will be a full-year dividend of $0.045 per share, up 20% on last year.

The article 3 Shares the FTSE 100 Should Beat Today originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Alan Oscroft.

Alan does not own any shares mentioned in this article.

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