US – AGEM Index falls more than 10 per centBy Phil - 7 December 2021
In November 2021, the AGEM Index fell by 117.72 points to 960.19, marking a 10.9 per cent decline from the prior month. Compared to one year ago, the index reported significant growth, gaining 328.47 points for an annual growth rate of 52.0 percent. In the latest period, all AGEM Index companies reported decreases in stock price over the period. The recent decline in the overall index can be attributed to a number of factors, including rising concerns of the omicron variant which trigged stock sell-offs, poor quarterly earnings performances, instability in the U.S. dollar exchange rates as well as rising inflation.
The largest decline to the index was attributed to Aristocrat Leisure Limited. Due to a 5.5 per cent decline in overall stock price, Aristocrat Leisure Limited had a negative 48.00-point contribution to the AGEM Index. Scientific Games Corporation saw a 20.1 per cent decline in stock price, which resulted in a 27.11-point decline for the overall index. Meanwhile, Konami Corporation (TYO: 9766) reported a 10.1 percent decline in stock price, subtracting 13.91 points from the index. Despite the sharp decrease in November, the index remained among its highest levels in tracked history and has tripled in value since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.
Two of the three major U.S. stock indices saw decreases over the month, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 declining by 3.8 per cent and 0.8 per cent, respectively. At the same time, the NASDAQ experienced a 0.1 per cent increase.