GWA Group Limited (GWA) Dipped -1.9% on May 17

May 17, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Shares of GWA Group Limited (ASX:GWA) last traded at 3.62, representing a move of -1.9%, or -0.07 per share, on volume of 333,814 shares. After opening the trading day at 3.67, shares of GWA Group Limited traded in a close range. GWA Group Limited currently has a total float of 263.95 million shares and on average sees 855,649 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 2.49 and high of 3.94.

S&P/ASX 200: Directing Asian Economy Growth

CG Watch has recently named Australia as one of the Asian nations with the best corporate governance, which is essential in carrying out national economic growth prospects. The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is the perfect reflection of Australia’s thriving national economy.

It includes companies with perfect liquidity like GWA Group Limited. The ASX is one of Asia’s leading stock exchanges. As of 2014, it has a market capitalization of A$1.60 trillion with over 2,000 companies listed on it. Its benchmark index is the S&P/ASX 200, which weighs its top 200 stocks on a free-float market capitalization basis.

About the S&P/ASX 200

The S&P/ASX 200 was launched in April 2000, starting at 3,133.30 points. Regardless, it continues from the history of the previous Australian benchmark index, All Ordinaries, which was founded in January 1980. Consequently, the S&P/ASX 200 holds an all-time low of 1,358.50 points, which was recorded in November 1992; and an all-time high of 6,828.70 points, which was posted in November 2007.

The S&P/ASX 200 first touched the 6,000 mark in February 2007 as investors began resorting to safe-haven markets such as the ASX with the looming threat of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. An ability to transform assets into cash as in case of GWA Group Limited was highly appreciated by nervous traders. Australia has always been an ideal market for investors because of its low interest rates and compelling corporate governance. Having low interest rates means that investors can better access capital through loans.

S&P/ASX 200 Composition

The components of the S&P/ASX 200 are reviewed by the Index Committee four times a year, particularly every 16th of March, June, September, and December. The Index Committee is a panel with five members that reviews the companies listed on the ASX, the 200 most active of which are then included in the S&P/ASX 200. Sometimes, depending on several factors such as market capitalization, liquidity, among others, less than 200 companies make it to the S&P/ASX 200. And this is the double reason to be proud for such companies as GWA Group Limited.

In the latest review of the S&P/ASX 200, the Index Committee had dropped six companies and had added six new companies on the coveted index.

As a free-float, market-capitalization-weighted index, the S&P/ASX 200 is quarterly adjusted with respect to the stock prices of frequently traded stocks. This means that stocks held by the government, venture capitalists, and the likes are not reviewed by the Index Committee.

The S&P/ASX 200 has various sectors with the financial sector being the largest as it makes up roughly 40% of the index. It makes up almost 80% of the overall market capitalization in Australia. Representing the top 200 stocks on the ASX, the S&P/ASX 200 is a reliable indicator of the Australian economy.

Needless to point out, investing in the ASX is worth considering. With a cheap borrowing environment complemented by a hot equity market, investors can realize their long-term goals by investing in Australia. At a time when the Asian economy is immensely growing, it is just right to bet on Australia’s growth.

More notable recent GWA Group Limited (ASX:GWA) news were published by: Fool.com.Au which released: “GWA Group Ltd shares up on door business sell off” on May 14, 2018, also Fool.com.Au with their article: “Why these 4 ASX shares have slumped lower today” published on May 15, 2018, Fool.com.Au published: “Why these 4 ASX shares have started the week on a high” on May 14, 2018. More interesting news about GWA Group Limited (ASX:GWA) were released by: Fool.com.Au and their article: “ALL ORDINARIES finishes lower Tuesday: 8 shares you missed” published on May 15, 2018 as well as Fool.com.Au‘s news article titled: “The market liked Boral Limited’s investor presentation” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

GWA Group Limited engages in the research, design, manufacture, import, marketing, and distribution of building fixtures and fittings to residential and commercial premises in Australia, New Zealand, and international markets. The company has market cap of $955.49 million. It operates through two divisions, Bathrooms & Kitchens, and Door & Access Systems. It has a 17.32 P/E ratio. The Bathrooms & Kitchens segment offers vitreous China toilet suites, basins, plastic cisterns, tapware, baths, kitchen sinks, laundry tubs, and bathroom accessories under various brands, including the Caroma, Dorf, Fowler, Stylus, and Clark as well as Schell, Virtu, EMCO, and Sanitron.

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