The ASE Index Quarterly Review
Mr. Mazen Wathaifi the Chief Executive Officer of the Amman Stock Exchange (ASE) 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 based on the criteria used by the ASE represented by full market capitalization of the companies and the number of trading days during last quarter.
Mr. Wathaifi added that as a result of this review, 11 companies have been excluded from the index sample and other 11 companies have been added. The companies that have been excluded from the index sample were: Jordan French Insurance, Arab Jordanian Insurance Group, Arab International Hotels, Transport & Investment Barter Company, Emmar Investments & Realestate Development, Contempro for Housing Projects, Arab Investors Union Co. for Real Estates Developing, Sabaek Invest Company P.L.C, Sura Development & Investment PLC, Arab Company for Investment Projects, and Philadelphia Pharmaceeuticals.
The companies that have been added to the index sample were: Middle East Insurance, Al-Zarqa Educational & Investment, The Consultant & Investment Group, Winter Valley Tourism Investment Co, High Performance Real Estate Investments, Comprehensive Leasing Company PLC, Darat Jordan Holdings, Ibn Alhaytham Hospital Company, National Poultry, Nutri Dar, and Northern Cement Co.
As part of the process, the ASE calculated the free float for all listed companies on 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.Wathaifi clarified that the index sample includes the most active 100 companies at the ASE and the highest in terms of market capitalization. The full market capitalization of the index constituents represents 93.9% of the total market capitalization of the companies listed on the ASE. The free float market capitalization of the index constitutes represents 96.2% of the total free float market capitalization of the listed companies on the ASE.
As for the ASE20 index the full market capitalization of the index constituents represents 79.5% of the total market capitalization of the companies listed on the ASE, while the free float market capitalization of these companies is 84.7% of the total free float market capitalization of the ASE listed companies.
In light of the above, the index constituents will be modified on the 3rd of October 2021. Interested parties can access to the constituents of the index with the new weights through the following link: