CAPTION: Jinita Prasad.
Week in Review
Trading for this week remained buoyant and continued its momentum from last week with a total volume of 178,403 shares exchanging hands accumulating a consideration amount of $106,700. Amongst the price gainers for this week were; FMF Foods Limited (FMF), which rose 7.32% to close the week at $0.44.
The intra-week high share price for FMF was $0.45. Fiji Television Limited (FTV) saw its share price increasing 7.27% with RB Patel Group Limited (RBG) rising to another all-time high share price of $2.26 showing a further 0.44% positive price return for the week.
On a slightly lower note, Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL) and Paradise Beverages (Fiji) Limited (PBF) saw their share prices fall by 0.32% and 0.99% respectively. The above movements in share prices led to the overall capitalisation of the market to close the trading week at a value of $811,582,935. In comparison to the prior week, the market capitalisation rose 0.67% during the week under review. The other securities to have witnessed trades this week with no movements recorded in their share prices were The Rice Company of Fiji Limited (RCF) and the telecommunications giant, Amalgamated Telecom Holdings Limited (ATH).
The SPSE Total Return Index (STRI) stood at 1917.99 at close of trading on Friday, a 0.70% increase noted for the week. Together with the price fluctuations for the week, the capitalisation weighted total return index took into account the dividend returns of 2.35% and 1.00% respectively from Pleass Global Limited (PBP) and Pacific Green Industries (Fiji) Limited (PGI).
The new order flow for the week remained active with an aggregate consideration of $212,420 being recorded on the e-trading order platform. Out of this aggregate order flow consideration, 47% was represented by an interest to purchase securities on SPSE. The week also saw the total shares on bid to fall slightly by 1.82% with the total shares on offer also taking a dip of 4.74%.The SPSE bid to offer ratio closed the week at 1:2. RCF continues to rank as the widest bid-offer margin security with a spread of $0.95 while FMF now queues as the narrowest bid-offer margin stock with a spread of $0.11.
On the listed company market announcements platform, three announcements were recorded. ATH submitted the company’s full audited financial statements for the year ended 31st March 2013. FTV announced the granting of six months extension to its existing broadcast license while PGI concluded the week confirming the sale of its 70% interest in its Chinese subsidiary, Dongguan Golden Plamwood Furniture Pty Limited.
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