Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Live
|J203 Index||Year-to-Date||Market Cap.|
|73,790.85 (-996.19)||+742.28 (1.02%)||ZAR 18.72Tr|
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is the principal stock exchange of South Africa, located in the affluent municipality of Sandton, Johannesburg. Founded in 1887 during the first South African gold rush, the JSE is today the largest stock exchange on the continent. It is self-described as the engine room of the South African economy, with the primary function of facilitating the raising of primary capital for listed companies while enhancing job opportunities and wealth creation by providing an orderly market for dealing in securities for investors. The JSE upgraded to electronic trading in 1996, and, in 2005, demutualized and listed on its own exchange.
In June 2002, the JSE implemented the FTSE/JSE Africa Index series (a joint venture between the FTSE Group and JSE) to replace the erstwhile JSE Actuaries indices. The series brought with it a change in methodology for calculating indices which complies with the IOSCO recommendations as laid out in the Principles for Financial Benchmarks. The headline indices of the series are the Top 40 (J200), Mid Cap (J201), Small Cap (J202), All Share (J203), Fledgling (J204), and Large Cap (J205). The J203, regarded as the benchmark index, represents 99% of the full market cap of all eligible equities listed on the Main Board, which can be split into the J200-J202 indices.
|Top Gainers (149)|
|Bottom Losers (136)|
In 2003, the JSE launched the Alternative Exchange (AltX, also known as the Growth Board) for small and mid-sized listings, and later the Yield X for interest rate and currency instruments. With the additional acquisition of the South African Futures Exchange (SAFEX) in 2001 and the Bond Exchange of South Africa (BESA) in 2009, the JSE today offers 5 financial markets, namely, Equities and Bonds, as well as Financial, Commodity, and Interest Rate Derivatives.
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JSE TRADING SUMMARY FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2023: At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), a total of 244,916,783 shares in 424,696 deals, corresponding to a market value of ZAR 20,920,230,052.06, were traded. Compared with the previous JSE trading day (Thursday, December 7), today's data shows 12% decline in volume, 13% improvement in turnover, and 34% improvement in deals. The current market capitalization of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is ZAR 18.7 trillion.
In the aggregate, 306 JSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 149 gainers and 136 losers. Oando led the gainers with 150% share price appreciation closing at ZAR 0.20 per share, followed by Visual International Holdings (+50%), ArcelorMittal SA (+17.65%) and Southern Palladium (+15%). On the losing side, Anglo American came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 13.32% at ZAR 455.68 per share, followed by Europa Metals (-11.39%), Karooooo (-7.91%) and Kore Potash (-7.69%). Redefine Properties recorded the highest volume of 26.6 million traded shares, followed by Growthpoint Properties (16.7m), FirstRand (15.8m) and Sibanye Stillwater (14.5m).
Regarding the performance of JSE market indices, the benchmark FTSE/JSE All Share Index (J203) declined 996.19 (-1.33%) points to close at 73,790.85, representing a 1-week loss of 2.53%, a 4-week gain of 3.36%, and an overall year-to-date gain of 1.02%. Other remarkable indices that performed were the FTSE/JSE Mid Cap Index (+0.43%; +0.41% 1WK; -2.85% YTD), FTSE/JSE Fledgling Index (+0.27%; -0.01% 1WK; -8.36% YTD), FTSE/JSE Small Cap Index (-0.72%; +0.29% 1WK; +1.24% YTD), FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index (-1.53%; -3.06% 1WK; +1.06% YTD), and FTSE/JSE Large Cap Index (-2.05%; -3.86% 1WK; +1.67% YTD).