Shares of Shaw Communications Inc. (TSE:SJR.B) last traded at 24.71, representing a move of -0.2%, or -0.05 per share, on volume of 909,128 shares. After opening the trading day at 24.84, shares of Shaw Communications Inc. traded in a close range. Shaw Communications Inc. currently has a total float of 508.94M shares and on average sees 1.12M shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 23.82 and high of 28.87.
S&P/TSX Composite Index: Making Canadian Economy Grow Bigger
The Canadian economy is growing as fast as any global economy giant today. It may not yet be as big as that of the US or Japan but it surely boasts with a promising trade and commerce environment.
The main stock exchange in Canada is the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) with the benchmark index being the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The TSX perfectly represents how much the Canadian economy has grown and evolved through the years and how it still continues to transform for the better.
Getting to Know the TSX
The TSX is made up of over 1,500 companies as of October 31, 2014. It has nearly touched the $3 trillion total market capitalization mark in May. Shaw Communications Inc. trades on the exchange. The S&P/TSX Composite Index is the benchmark Canadian index, representing roughly 70% of the total market capitalization on the TSX with about 250 companies included in it. More than half of it is composed of the its biggest sectors only’ the Financials sector and the Energy sector. Included in the list of top five biggest sectors in the S&P/TSX Composite Index are the Materials, Industrials, and Consumer Discretionary sectors.
In February 1950, the S&P/TSX Composite Index had posted its all-time low, 217.50. In September 2014, it had posted its all-time high, 15,657.63. The surge in oil prices in 2014 had led the S&P/TSX Composite Index to attain this peak level as both the Energy and Financial sectors primarily got a boost.
S&P/TSX Composite Index Eligibility
The S&P/TSX Composite Index, like most indices, is a free-float market-capitalization-weighted index. This means that stocks that are not frequently traded are automatically excluded from it. These stocks are those that are held by venture capitalists, inside traders, the government, among others.
In order to become a component of the S&P/TSX Composite Index, a company must first meet a set of certain criteria.
First, a company must of course be listed on the TSX. That being said, it must abide by all Canadian laws.
Should it be included, the company must weigh a minimum of 0.05% on the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Shaw Communications Inc. complies with the rules for listing.
In terms of price, its average stock price in the past three months prior to rebalancing date must be at least C$1. Its stock price in the three sessions immediately prior to rebalancing date must also be at least C$1.
In terms of trading volume, the company must represent at least 0.025% of the total trading volume of the components of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.
Oil prices are highly expected to rebound soon, giving the TSX a further lift, as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is to cut oil production amid the growing supply glut dilemma. This is why more and more investors are considering to enter the Canadian equity market. Needless to say, investing in the TSX is the best way to bet on one of the world’s most influential economies. Professional analysts might be interested how this will affect Shaw Communications Inc..
More notable recent Shaw Communications Inc. (TSE:SJR.B) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “The Sky Is Not Falling At Corus – Seeking Alpha” on June 25, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Dear Corus, Let’s Talk? – Seeking Alpha” published on March 29, 2018, Theglobeandmail.com published: “Tuesday’s TSX breakouts: A REIT yielding 9% with acquisition growth expected to boost future cash flow – The Globe and Mail” on September 25, 2018. More interesting news about Shaw Communications Inc. (TSE:SJR.B) were released by: Investingnews.com and their article: “Top Messaging App Stocks: Apps Are New Phone Calls – Investing News Network” published on May 02, 2018 as well as Theglobeandmail.com‘s news article titled: “The week’s most oversold and overbought stocks on the TSX – The Globe and Mail” with publication date: January 19, 2018.
Shaw Communications Inc. operates as a diversified communications firm in North America. The company has market cap of $12.58 billion. The firm operates through Consumer, Business Network Services, and Wireless divisions. It has a 252.14 P/E ratio. The Consumer segment provides cable telecommunications services, including video, Internet, Wi-Fi, phone, and satellite video services to residential customers.
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