The ASE Index Quarterly Review
The Chief Executive Officer of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE), Mr. Nader Azar said that the ASE has conducted the periodic quarterly review of the ASE index constituents in purpose of ensuring that the ASE General Price Index reflects the market performance and the trading activity of the listed companies. By this rebalancing, the activity of listed companies in regard to trading during the last quarter has been reviewed. After that, the ASE has conducted its screening process for all listed companies using the full market capitalization of the companies and the number of trading days during last quarter.
Mr. Azar added that as a result of this review, (10) companies have been excluded from the index sample and other (10) companies have been added. The companies that have been excluded from the index sample were: Al-Nisr Al-Arabi Insurance, Jordan French Insurance, Arab Jordanian Insurance Group, Jordan Decapolis Properties, Zara Investement Holding, Jordan Loan Guarantee Corporation, Jordan Express Tourist Transport, Amad Investment & Real Estate Development, Nopar for Trading and Investment, The Jordanian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing.
The companies that have been added to the index sample were: Al-Tajamouat For Catering And Housing Co PLC, Al-Amin For Investment, United Financial Investments, Al-Rakaez Investment Co., Sabaek Invest Company P.L.C, Amwaj Properties, Sura Development & Investment PLC, Amoun International for Investments, National Cable & Wire Manufacturing, Jordan Vegetable Oil Industries.
As part of the process, the ASE calculated the free float for all listed companies at the ASE based on the data Received from the Securities Depository Center. This review also includes the reduction of the weights for some companies to maintain the 10% cap that applied to index constitutes.
Mr. Azar clarified that the index sample includes the most active (100) companies in the ASE and the highest in terms of market capitalization. The full market capitalization of the index constituents represent (91.0%) of the total market capitalization of the companies listed at the ASE. The free float market capitalization of the index constitutes represents (93.9%) of the total free float market capitalization of the listed companies at the ASE.
In light of the above, the index constituents will be modified on the 1st of April 2019. Interested parties can access to the constituents of the index with the new weights through the following link: