During the festive break, we looked at the 2013 prospects for some of your favourite FTSE 100 companies.
During the festive break, we looked at the 2013 prospects for some of your favourite FTSE 100 (UKX) companies. Here's a quick recap of the blue chips covered and the links to the original articles.
If you have any great FTSE investing ideas for 2013, please let us know in the comments box below!
The 2013 Outlook For Aviva
"There are few blue chips where visibility on the outlook for 2013 is foggier. Aviva seems… to be little more than a punt -- and a less attractive one today than the half-decent one it may have been at the start of 2012."
The 2013 Outlook For BG Group
"BG has been the subject of takeover speculation in the past, and a bid -- or even a rumour of one -- would certainly see BG's shares at a higher level during 2013 than they are going into the year."
The 2013 Outlook For BP
"There could be more upside for BP's shares in 2013 from its current rating if newsflow continues positive, with the US civil claims obviously being far and away the biggest item on the news agenda."
The 2013 Outlook For BT
"BT's rating looks reasonably attractive, but with the uninspiring analyst forecasts through to March 2014, newsflow would need to very good indeed in 2013 for the company's shares to come close to reproducing the gain of 2012."
The 2013 Outlook For GlaxoSmithKline
"The dividend yield and the prospect of the dividend growing ahead of inflation look mighty attractive. The share price could move higher in 2013, but if it doesn't then the dividend will provide investors with nourishment…"
The 2013 Outlook For Lloyds Banking
"Lloyds started 2012 at a 56% discount and, despite the year's mammoth share-price rise, remains at a discount -- albeit a much narrower 17%. While there's some scope for the discount to close further, it looks like the biggest gains were to be had by investing at the lows of the past twelve months… "
The 2013 Outlook For National Grid
"The first half of 2013 will be significant for National Grid with Ofgem setting a new eight-year framework for pricing and investment in the regulated UK businesses, and shareholders getting some idea of their likely dividend returns for a good period ahead."
The 2013 Outlook For Royal Bank of Scotland
"These numbers would suggest there's more scope for RBS's discount to close further than Lloyds' in 2013 -- by way of its share price rising higher if conditions in the financial markets remain reasonably benign."
The 2013 Outlook For Tesco
"It could be a long haul for Tesco to regain its mojo. However, at a recent share price of 342p -- putting the company on a 12-month forward price-to-earnings ratio of 10.5 with a dividend yield of 4.5% -- many Foolish investors believe it will be worth the wait."
The 2013 Outlook For Vodafone
"While Vodafone's policy on its ordinary dividend should be resolved in the first half of the 2013 calendar year, the second half is likely to see a double uncertainty about the possibility of a special dividend…"
Good luck for 2013... and happy investing!
> Maynard does not own any share mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool owns shares in Tesco and has recommended shares in Vodafone.