3 FTSE Winners From the Last 30 Days

What's better than a rising FTSE 100 (UKX)?

Owning shares that are rising faster than the FTSE!

Here are three blue-chip winners from the last 30 days.

1. Burberry
Burberry
(LSE: BRBY.L  ) has advanced 18% to 1,197 pence during the last four weeks or so. This could be due to a positive first-half trading update, released on Oct. 11.

The group saw total revenue rise 8% to 883 million pounds in Q1 and Q2. Retail revenue was also up 10% to 577 million pounds, thanks in part to the new men's tailoring and accessories range performing particularly well.

This was achieved despite a "more challenging external environment" where "footfall declined but brand momentum remained strong," according to chief executive Angela Ahrendts.

2. Hargreaves Lansdown
The last 30 days have seen the shares of Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL.L  ) climb 17% to 746 pence.

The Bristol-based financial services provider released its annual numbers on Oct. 24, showing "another record year for the group in terms of revenue and profits."

Highlights included total revenue rising 15% to nearly 239 million pounds, and profit increasing by 21% to 151 million pounds. Chief executive Ian Gorham stated: "We remain committed to an asset gathering strategy. Our motivated staff and strong business model deliver value, efficiency and excellent service to retail investors."

3. Vedanta
Rallying 9% to 1,146 pence, Vedanta (LSE: VED.L  ) has been among the FTSE 100's main gainers since this time in October.

The gains may be due to strong Q2 results released by the firm's Indian subsidiary Hindustan Zinc Ltd. Highlights included an incredible rise of 63% and 48% in lead and silver sales, respectively. Profits as a whole were up 15% to 1,540 Rs Crore.

Looking to the future, chairman of Hindustan Zinc Agnivesh Agarwal stated: "We will continue our growth story in future and maintain our cost leadership to deliver industry-leading performance."

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