Shares of Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX:AGI) last traded at 0.8, representing a move of -3.03%, or -0.025 per share, on volume of 101,975 shares. After opening the trading day at 0.8, shares of Ainsworth Game Technology Limited traded in a close range. Ainsworth Game Technology Limited currently has a total float of 336.79M shares and on average sees 229,863 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 0.675 and high of 2.2.
This Is Why S&P/ASX 200 Is Up 4.7% For The Year
S&P/ASX 200 is a leading market index that features Australia’s top 200 companies ranked based on market capitalization. Ainsworth Game Technology Limited is one of many involved in trades. The index first went online in April of 2,000 after inheriting all the data from All Ordinaries. The index does not have restrictions on the kind of companies that can be listed as long as one meets the minimum eligibility requirements.
ASX 200 Highs and Lows
Since its inception, the index all time high stands at 6828.70 points recorded in November 2007. The index boasts of an all-time low of 1358.50 points registered in November 1992 and inherited from All Ordinaries.
The index currently covers 80% of Australia’s equity market something that has made it a reliable tool for gauging the health of the country’s equity market. ASX 200 is also liquidperfect from addressing all kinds of investment needs for managers who need to diversity in their portfolio. Good liquidity of Ainsworth Game Technology Limited attracted traders at the market.
S&P/ ASX 200 is market-capitalization weighted, meaning its rating can only move up or down, based price changes of stocks listed. Weighted points are not in any way affected by changes in market capitalization not tied to stock prices. Unlike other indexes, ASX 200 does to take into consideration-restricted stocks normally issued to strategic investor’s, governments or venture capitalists as these are deemed strategic holdings mostly considered log term investments.
Companies that would wish to be listed in the index must first have their shares listed on the country’s national bourse, the ASX. Liquidity of a stock is another factor that is usually taken into consideration prior to a company being listed. The index also ensures that no single company dominates trading.
Rebalancing of the index usually takes place every three months in a bid to ensure that all the stocks listed meet the minimum requirement. In the just concluded rebalancing carried out on September 16, 2016, six companies were dropped and consequently replaced by six others that had met the minimum requirement.
The index rebalancing is normally carried out by a five-panel ‘index committee’ with the next one slated for December 16, 2016. While rebalancing can reduce the number of stocks listed, the committee cannot list more than 200 companies. Fortunately, Ainsworth Game Technology Limited is one of them.
Some of the sectors that feature prominently in the index include utilities, financials, and Healthcare. Financials account for a huge chunk of the index’s total weighted points, at 40% with the second one accounting for less than 20%. The index total equity capitalization on the other hand accounts for 80% of Australian Securities Exchange total capitalization.
ASX 200 Performance
The S&P ASX 200 is currently up by 4.7% for the year as institutional and retail investors continue to scramble for positions in some of the companies with solid growth prospects. Strong corporate governance is one of the reasons that most investors are showing strong interest in the country’s top tier companies most of which are listed in the ASX 200.
Australia also boasts of one of the lowest interest rate environment in the developed world seen as a key drawer of investments from investors abroad. Companies like Ainsworth Game Technology Limited are the safe haven for many.
More notable recent Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX:AGI) news were published by: Fool.com.Au which released: “Should you buy Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX:AGI) shares after its strong second half? – Motley Fool Australia” on August 29, 2018, also Fool.com.Au with their article: “Why Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX:AGI) shares are going higher on its profit update – Motley Fool Australia” published on July 19, 2018, Fool.com.Au published: “Why the Ainsworth Game Technology Limited share price is printing 52-week lows – Motley Fool Australia” on November 23, 2018. More interesting news about Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX:AGI) were released by: Fool.com.Au and their article: “Insiders have been buying these ASX shares this week – Motley Fool Australia” published on November 30, 2018 as well as Fool.com.Au‘s news article titled: “Why these ASX shares are ending the week in the red – Motley Fool Australia” with publication date: November 23, 2018.
Ainsworth Game Technology Limited designs, develops, produces, leases, sells, and services gaming machines, and other related equipment and services. The company has market cap of $269.44 million. The firm offers gaming products, entertaining standalone progressives, and linked games. It has a 8.79 P/E ratio. It also operates in the online gaming markets, including social gaming and licensed ??Real Money’ gambling markets.
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