BISX PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION
JANUARY TO MARCH 2009 STATISTICAL REPORT
BISX is pleased to announce its BISX All-Share Index and trading statistics for the three month period ending March 31, 2009 with comparison to the same period of 2008.
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX
For the three month period ending March 31, 2009 the BISX All Share Index closed at 1638.80, which represented a year to date decrease of 73.56 points or -4.30%. By comparison, for the three month ending March 31, 2008 the Index experienced a decrease of 103.35 points or -5.00%. The BISX All- Share Index is a market capitalization weighted index comprised of all primary market listings excluding debt securities.
As at March 31, 2009 the market was comprised of 24 primary market listings with a market capitalization of $3.16 billion. The primary market securities traded over BISX include 19 common share listings, 1 preference share listing and 4 tranches of debt.
TRADING VOLUMES AND VALUES
Trading volume for the three month period of 2009 was 618,337 shares for a value of $3,354,864.49.
This compares to 1,196,953 shares trading during the comparable period of 2008 for a trade value of $7,565,752.45.
AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME AND VALUE
For the three month period ended March 31, 2009, the average daily trading volume was 9,815 shares which equaled an average daily trading value of $53,251.82. During this three month period, January 2009 saw the highest average daily trading volume and value with 13,390 shares and $67,447.05 trading, respectively. By comparison, the three month period ended March 31, 2008 saw an average daily trading volume of 18,987 shares which equaled an average daily trading value of $120,091.31.
SHARE VOLUME AND VALUE LEADERS
The top five share volume leaders on BISX for the three month period ending March 31, 2009 with their contribution to total traded volume displayed in brackets were:
SYMBOL TRADE VOLUME % OF VOLUME
CBL 181,843 29.41%
FCLB 126,000 20.38%
FCL 85,248 13.79%
AML 49,134 7.95%
CWCB 37,561 6.07%
The top five share value leaders for the three month period ending March 31, 2009 with their contribution to total traded value displayed in brackets were:
SYMBOL TRADE VALUE % OF TRADE VALUE
CBL $1,223,191.02 36.46%
FCL $434,400.22 12.95%
CAB $273,235.00 8.14%
FBB15 $267,000.00 7.96%
BOB $228,195.50 6.80%
For Additional Information Contact
BISX Listing Manager
Bahamas International Securities Exchange
50 Exchange Place, Bay Street
P. O. Box EE-15672, Nassau, Bahamas