The AGEM Index increased by 63.52 points in April 2020 to 376.04 points, a 20.3 percent gain from March 2020. Eleven of the 13 AGEM Index companies reported significant stock price increases as global markets began to rebound from the shocks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The stock price for Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) increased by 19.4 percent, accounting for a 40.13-point improvement in the AGEM Index, while International Game Technology PLC (IGT) experienced a 26.7 percent stock price jump that led to an index contribution of 5.82 points.
All three major U.S. stock indices increased as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 experienced monthly gains of 11.1 percent and 12.7 percent, respectively. The NASDAQ also experienced a gain of 15.5 percent.