Bombardier Inc. (BBD.A) Is Yet to See Trading Action on Jan 10

January 10, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

Shares of Bombardier Inc. (TSE:BBD.A) closed at 2.95 yesterday. Bombardier Inc. currently has a total float of 313.90M shares and on average sees 130,432 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 1.87 and high of 3.25.

What Drives The Canadian Economy?

Canada is an important aspect of the North American economy. While the US is relatively bigger, it still has interesting potentials to drive economic growth in the region.
With a thriving equity market, any nation has the capacity to carry out long-term prospects. In Canada, for example, there is the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The benchmark index is the S&P/TSX Composite Index, replacing the TSE 300 Index.




Facts About the S&P/TSX Composite Index

The S&P/TSX Composite Index is a free-float market-capitalization-weighted index like most leading indices in the world. This means that its components are the most actively traded stocks on the TSX, excluding those that are held by inside traders, venture capitalists, and government entities. Stocks held by these stakeholders are not frequently traded, which is why it is useless to include them on indices. Bombardier Inc. is one of the stocks traded on it.

The S&P/TSX Composite Index had recorded its all-time high of 15,657.63 in September 2014, thanks to the gains in crude oil prices that primarily led the surge in the Energy and Financials sectors’ the two biggest sectors on the weighted index. Meanwhile, it had recorded its all-time low of 217.50 in February 1950. As of October 31, 2014, more than 1,500 companies are listed on the TSX. By the end of May, the TSX already had a market capitalization of $2.78 trillion. The regular trading session on the TSX begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. There is also a post-market session that lasts from 4:15 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

What Makes Up the S&P/TSX Composite Index

There are numerous requirements in order for companies to be included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index. For starters, of course, they need to be listed on the TSX. Consequently, they must operate in accordance to all existing Canadian corporate laws. As Bombardier Inc. is still listed, this means that the stock complies with all laws.

In order to become a component of the S&P/TSX Composite Index, a stock must weigh at least 0.05% of the index. Prior to rebalancing, it must have traded an average of C$1 in the preceding three months and at least C$1 in the last three sessions leading to the month of review. Moreover, its trading volume must weigh at least 0.025% of the overall trading volume of all eligible stocks.

About 250 companies make up the S&P/TSX Composite Index. The Financials and Energy sectors alone account for 56% of it, with the former making up 36% and the latter making up 20%. The next biggest sectors include the Materials, Industrial, and Consumer Discretionary sectors.

Because the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has recently decided to cut oil production rate to lift oil prices, the Energy sector of the S&P/TSX Composite Index is poised for potential gains. Professional analysts might be interested how this will affect Bombardier Inc..

Investing on the TSX is an ideal way to bet on the Canadian economy. With a promising long-term growth, investors will surely benefit from valuable returns be it in the near term or the longer term.

More notable recent Bombardier Inc. (TSE:BBD.A) news were published by: Bloomberg.com which released: “Bombardier CEO Dials Down New-Jet Ambitions to Focus on Cash” on December 20, 2017, also Reuters.com with their article: “Bombardier delivers 17 CSeries in 2017 following engine delays” published on January 03, 2018, Fool.ca published: “Bombardier, Inc. Reminds Investors Why it’s Still a Bad Buy” on January 07, 2018. More interesting news about Bombardier Inc. (TSE:BBD.A) were released by: Business.Financialpost.com and their article: “Bombardier signs US$724M train contract in UK as it braces for steeper …” published on December 12, 2017 as well as Cbc.ca‘s news article titled: “Bombardier on track to deliver on turnaround goals, CEO says” with publication date: December 14, 2017.

Bombardier Inc., together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells transportation equipment worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.49 billion. The firm operates in four divisions: Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Aerostructures and Engineering Services, and Transportation. It currently has negative earnings. The Business Aircraft segment designs, makes, and provides aftermarket support for Learjet, Challenger, and Global business jets.

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