Episurf Medical AB (EPIS-B) Declines -3.08% on Nov 15

November 15, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Shares of Episurf Medical AB (STO:EPIS-B) last traded at 6.3, representing a move of -3.08%, or -0.2 per share, on volume of 6,920 shares. After opening the trading day at 6.5, shares of Episurf Medical AB traded in a close range. Episurf Medical AB currently has a total float of 24.16 million shares and on average sees 52,530 shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 5.5 and high of 15.63.

The Swedish Equity Market

Sweden is known around the world for a lot of global brands. However, there is so much beyond those that Sweden is rarely linked to or acknowledged for.

What most people don’t know is that Sweden is also home to one of the best economies in all of Europe. With good corporate governance and a healthy trade and commerce environment, the Swedish economy is immensely growing to become more and more influential regionally and globally. It influence spread on the companies at the market like Episurf Medical AB. Through time, it has been established that Sweden is one of the most valuable contributors to the growth of the European economy.

The Stock Exchange

In Sweden, the Stockholm Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Stockholm is the main stock exchange situated in Frihamnen, Stockholm. Like the other stock exchanges in Nordic nations such as Norway and Iceland, it is owned and operated by Nasdaq, Inc. since 2008. These Nasdaq Nordic stock exchanges include the Tallinn Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Baltic; the Riga Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Baltic; the Iceland Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Iceland; the Helsinki Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Helsinki; the Copenhagen Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Copenhagen; and the Armenia Stock Exchange or Nasdaq OMX Armenia.

The Nasdaq Stockholm has been around since 1863. Until May 1990, it had operated at the Stockholm Stock Exchange Building using a floor trading system. It is in June 1990 that electronic trading system had arrived in the country. It brings improvements with each new year to the work of the market, helping Episurf Medical AB to stay there.

Regular trading on the Nasdaq Stockholm opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 5:00 p.m. Today, more than 300 stocks are listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm. Its total market valuation is currently at $1.26 trillion.

The Index

The benchmark index in Sweden is the OMX Stockholm 30 (OMXS30), which is a market-capitalization-weighted index that tracks the top 30 stocks listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm. It uses the base value of 125 points— the base date being September 1986.

The OMXS30 is semi-annually rebalanced in order to ensure proper and accurate indication of the Swedish economy. Every rebalancing period, old stocks can be dropped from it and new ones can be added— largely depending on different factors and overall performance in the equity market.

The three largest sectors in the OMXS30 include Industrials, Financials, and Consumer Services.

The OMXS30 had posted its all-time low of 98.96 points, which is widely attributed to Black Monday, in November 1987. During the last few months of the year 1987, equity markets around the world had tumbled, which is an event now commonly dubbed as Black Monday. The meltdown had begun in Hong Kong and quickly spread like a wildfire worldwide.

Nonetheless, the OMXS30 had eventually banked gains, posting its all-time high of 1,719.93 in April 2015. Episurf Medical AB also received the increase.

It is a general truth that the best way to bet on a country’s growth potentials and long-term prospects is to penetrate its equity market. Consequently, the best way to bank on the growth of the Swedish economy and to maximize the opportunities in the nation is to invest on Nasdaq Stockholm stocks.

More notable recent Episurf Medical AB (STO:EPIS-B) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Episurf Medical obtains its first granted patents in China” on February 14, 2017, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Episurf Medical AB to present at Aktiedagen, held in Stockholm on March 6” published on March 02, 2017, Globenewswire.com published: “Episurf Medical obtains its first granted patent in Australia” on September 15, 2016. More interesting news about Episurf Medical AB (STO:EPIS-B) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Episurf Medical’s CEO Rosemary Cunningham Thomas steps down – search for new …” published on January 05, 2017 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Swedish medtech company Episurf Medical establishes UK subsidiary and sales team” with publication date: July 21, 2015.

Episurf Medical AB is a Sweden-based medical technology company. The company has market cap of $152.37 million. It is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of implants and surgical drilling templates used in the treatment of local cartilage damage in knee joints. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s product portfolio includes the Episealer, and individually customized implant used as a cartilage replacement for early-stage patients; and Epiguide, a drill guide designed to attach to the knee’s surface, as well as related surgical tools.

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