Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) Live
|J203 Index||Year-to-Date||Market Cap.|
|73,398.78 (+160.67)||+350.21 (0.48%)||ZAR 18.95Tr|
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 (129)|
|Bottom Losers (163)|
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.
JSE TRADING SUMMARY FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2023: At the end of the last weekday of trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), a total of 208,717,372 shares in 256,190 deals, corresponding to a market value of ZAR 16,055,408,967.92, were traded. Compared with the previous JSE trading day (Thursday, September 21), today's data shows 51% decline in volume, 60% decline in turnover, and 21% decline in deals. The current market capitalization of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is ZAR 19 trillion.
In the aggregate, 317 JSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 108 gainers and 180 losers. Ellies Holdings led the gainers with 40% share price appreciation closing at ZAR 0.07 per share, followed by Sebata Holdings (+21.81%), Delta Property Fund (+18.18%) and Labat Africa (+14.29%). On the losing side, Ayo Tech Solutions came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of 12.5% at ZAR 0.70 per share, followed by Exemplar REITail (-12.17%), Collins Property Group (-11.93%) and Astral Foods (-10.96%). Growthpoint Properties recorded the highest volume of 12.7 million traded shares, followed by FirstRand (12.4m), Old Mutual (10.5m) and MTN Group (10.3m).
Regarding the performance of JSE market indices, the benchmark FTSE/JSE All Share Index (J203) inched up 160.67 (0.22%) points to close at 73,398.78, representing a 1-week loss of 1.6%, a 4-week loss of 0.59%, but an overall year-to-date gain of 0.48%. Other remarkable indices that performed were the FTSE/JSE Large Cap Index (+0.51%; -2.54% 1WK; +1.29% YTD), FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index (+0.37%; -1.95% 1WK; +1.08% YTD), FTSE/JSE Mid Cap Index (-0.28%; +0.51% 1WK; -3.48% YTD), FTSE/JSE Fledgling Index (-0.53%; +0.13% 1WK; -7.58% YTD), and FTSE/JSE Small Cap Index (-0.91%; +0.18% 1WK; -0.61% YTD).