Why Bega, Fortescue, Santos, and Silver Lake shares are tumbling lower

These ASX shares are starting the week in the red…

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The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is on course to start the week with another decline. In late trade, the benchmark index is down 0.6% to 6,435 points.

Four ASX shares that are falling more than most today are listed below. Here’s why they are tumbling:

Bega Cheese Ltd (ASX: BGA)

The Bega share price is down 8% to $4.00. This appears to have been driven by a broker note out of UBS this morning. According to the note, the broker has downgraded the diversified food company’s shares to a neutral rating and cut the price target on them to $4.75. UBS believes that higher input costs are going to stifle Bega’s recovery.

Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG)

The Fortescue share price is down 8.5% to $17.03. Investors have been selling Fortescue and other mining shares today following a pullback in commodity prices. This saw the iron ore price drop a sizeable 7% on Friday night. The S&P/ASX 200 Resources index is down 5.1% this afternoon.

Santos Ltd (ASX: STO)

The Santos share price has dropped 6% to $7.34. Investors have been selling Santos and other energy shares after oil prices sank on Friday night. Traders were selling down oil prices amid concerns that rising rates could cause a global recession and weigh on demand. This has led to the S&P/ASX 200 Energy index falling 5.3% on Monday.

Silver Lake Resources Limited (ASX: SLR)

The Silver Lake share price is down 9% to $1.48. This follows weakness in the gold sector today which has seen the S&P/ASX All Ords Gold index tumble over 5% on Monday. The precious metal pulled back on Friday amid strength in the US dollar.

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