JSE Telecom Index In The Red, Blue Label Telecom Top Drag

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The JSE Telecom index was trading in the negative territory during afternoon trade on Monday.

The index was trading 1.17% lower at 4,375 around 14:49 pm with telecoms firm Blue Label Telecoms down 3.72% at R5.72 a share, making it the top drag.

JSE Telecoms Index
JSE Telecoms Index. Sharenet

The share price has been hard hit in the past few months. For more read:  Blue Label Telecoms Shaves Off Close To R1 Billion In Market Value and Blue Label Telecoms Shares Are Tanking

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Blue Label Telecom shares. WSJ

The stock was followed by MTN Group, Africa’s largest mobile phone operator, which saw its shares dropped by 1.22% at R69.73 a share, as the share continues to decline after bad news emanated from its biggest market of Nigeria.

For more read: MTN Wants Nigerian Assets Protected By The Court Over Dispute

Vodacom, the country’s biggest and Telecom’s index largest firm, also was in the red.

The Vodafone-owned company lost 0.82% at R123.22 a share.

The stock has dropped 20% in the past 90 days and 13.7% year-to-date.

While, Huge Telecom was unchanged at R9.40.

The share has sharply rose by 18% in the past 90 days and by23.6 % in the past year.

The company is now valued at more than R1.6 billion.

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