- ASX 200 tech shares had a tough day on Wednesday
- Technology shares followed a similar pattern as on US markets overnight
- Megaport had a particularly grim day, falling 16%.
ASX technology shares finished in the red today after a tech selloff on the NASDAQ overnight and with Aussie tech company Megaport falling dramatically.
The S&P/ASX All Technology Index (ASX: XTX) fell 1.71% today while the S&P/ASX 200 Info Tech (ASX: XIJ) finished 2.56% lower. The Megaport Ltd (ASX: MP1) share price had a particularly disastrous day, shedding 16.15%.
Let’s take a look at what weighed on technology shares today.
Tech shares fall
ASX tech shares fell after the NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector Index (NASDAQ) dropped 3.39% in the US overnight. Australian technology shares often follow in the footsteps of their US peers, as Motley Fool Australia has noted previously.
Megaport led the pack in share fallers today. The company’s shares fell to their lowest level in 8 months, closing at $15.32. This is the worst result for the company’s shares since 7 June, when the company’s shares finished at $15.24.
Despite the company reporting an 8% gain in second-quarter revenue to $26.6 million, investors sold down the share.
However, Appen Ltd (ASX: APX) bucked the trend today, gaining 3.87% to finish at $10.47.
ASX technology share recap
The All Technology Index has fallen 5.78% in the past year, while the Info Tech index has dropped 14.69%.
In contrast, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) has returned 8.75% in the past year.