Casablanca Stock Exchange: closing down

The Casablanca Stock Exchange closed the week down, penalized by the poor performance of the “Forestry & Paper”, “Community Services” and “Mining” compartments.

At the final bell, the Masi, a global index made up of all equity-type securities, dropped 0.20% to 11,249.14 points. The Morocco Stock Index 20 (MSI20) depreciated by 0.21% to 919.60 and the Madex, a compact index made up of stocks quoted on a continuous basis, lost 0.20% to 9,160.09 points.

On the international side, the FTSE CSE Morocco 15 fell 0.18% to 10,269.53 points and the FTSE Morocco All-Liquid fell 0.21% to 9,708 points.

The benchmark Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) “Casablanca ESG 10”, for its part, stood at 855.04 points (-0.52%).

At the end of this session, 12 sectors finished in negative territory, against 8 in the green, while 4 sectors showed no variation.

The decline in Med Paper shares (-3.42%) brought in its wake the “Forestry & Paper” compartment, which came out on top of the losers, while the “Community services” compartment (-1.80% ) paid the price for Lydec’s poor performance (-1.80%).

Despite the progress of Rebab Company, the mining sector index (-1.21%) has not escaped this trend, due to losses suffered by Managem (-1.90%), SMI (- 0.98%) and Miniere Touissit (-0.33%).

In contrast, the sector indices of “Holding companies-Holdings” (+ 3.17%), “Hardware, software and IT services” (+ 2.56%), “Distributors” (+ 1.51%) , Leisure and Hotels (+ 0.45%) were among the main sectors to pocket gains during this day.

The overall volume of securities trading amounted to 65.92 million dirhams (MDH). The market capitalization amounted to 582.80 billion dirhams (MMDH).

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The largest decreases were recorded by Alliances (-3.64% to 36.04 DH), Med Paper (-3.42% to 14.10 DH), Managem (-1.90% to 1.190 DH), AFMA (-1.89% to 1.090 DH) and Afric Industries SA (-1.82% to 270 DH).

The largest increases were made by M2M Group (+ 3.99% to 729 DH), Stokvis North Africa (+ 3.29% to 11DH), Delta Holding (+ 3.19% to 34.58 DH), Microdata (+ 2.93% at 597 DH) and HPS (+ 2.53% at 6.685 DH).

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