ADVFN Reveals Private Investors’ Top UK-listed Shares of 2020

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Leading private investor website ADVFN (LSE:AFN) has identified the 10 most followed stocks so far this year.

Schroder UK Public Private Trust Plc (formerly Woodford Patient Capital Trust Plc) has seen the highest interest amongst the retail investor community on since 2020 trading commenced. However, it is companies operating in the oil, gas and energy sectors (Lekoil, BP, ITM Power and Royal Dutch Shell), which dominate the top 10 spots. The construction, healthcare and defence sectors get an entry each with Galliford Try, NMC Health and Avon Rubber respectively. Perennial investor favourites Lloyds and BT Group complete the list.

By analysing data from its Follow Feed product, an artificial intelligence tool developed for active private investors, ADVFN can ascertain the most ‘followed’ stocks amongst its 36 million userbase.

The list of the 10 most followed UK-listed stocks so far in 2020 (in order):


  1. Schroder UK Public Private Trust Plc – LSE:SUPP  
  2. Lekoil – LSE:LEK
  3. Galliford Try – LSE:GFRD
  4. BP – LSE:BP.  
  5. Lloyds – LSE:LLOY  
  6. ITM Power – LSE: ITM  
  7. NMC Health – LSE:NMC  
  8. Royal Dutch Shell – LSE:RDSB  
  9. Avon Rubber – LSE:AVON
  10. BT Group – LSE:BT.A  


Based on Follow Feed data between 01.01.20 and 13.01.20


Follow Feed keeps track of the stocks and cryptos that an investor selects. It alerts them to key events – such as price breakouts, unusual price action, high volume trades, order book activity, news and announcements and forum comments – and subtle moves for their selected assets as they happen, in a real-time social media-style newsfeed. Users of Follow Feed have amassed over a quarter of a million stock ‘follows’ since the tool was launched.

“There are many stalwart stocks, which will continue to interest investors for the foreseeable future. However, with the tools and data on ADVFN’s award-winning platform at their disposal, users are adept at finding (and following) interesting, lesser known, niche and high potential stocks,” said Clem Chambers, CEO of ADVFN. “Follow Feed highlights to ADVFN exactly what trading and investing opportunities the private investor community is currently attracted to and gives a heads up about trends in the market.”

Private investor discussion of the top 10 stocks mentioned and 1000s more can be seen on ADVFN’s Bulletin Boards, which are the busiest in the UK.


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