The AGEM Index again experienced declines during March 2018 with the composite index closing the month at 505.15 points – a drop of 8.32 points or 1.62 percent, when compared to February 2018.
However, the Index reported a year-over-year increase for the 30th consecutive month climbing 134.87 points, or 36.87 percent, since March 2017.
During the latest period, seven of the 13 worldwide gaming equipment manufacturers reported month-to-month increases in stock price.
Six manufacturers reported decreases in stock price during the month, with one posting a double-digit percentage decline.
The performance of the March AGEM Index mirrored the three major stock market indexes: The S&P 500 reported a month-to-month decrease of 2.69 percent to 2,640.87; The Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 3.70 percent to 24,103.11; while the NASDAQ decreased 2.88 percent during the period to 7,063.45.