The Casablanca Stock Exchange closed its trading up on Thursday, driven in particular by the good performance of the “Engineering and industrial equipment”, “Forestry and Paper” and “Holding Companies” sectors.
At the end of this session, the index of all stocks, Masi, closed with a gain of 0.72% to 13,283.15 points. The MSI20 also rose 0.72% to 1,084.10 points and the Madex gained 0.75% to 10,787.88 points.
The benchmark Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) “Casablanca ESG 10” index improved by 0.42% to 995.18 points.
Internationally, the FTSE CSE Morocco 15 gained 0.75% to 12,578.31 points and the FTSE Morocco All-Liquid gained 0.62% to 11,269.61 points.
In terms of values, 16 of the 24 sectors represented on the Casablanca coast ended up, against 2 down, while the remaining six showed no change.
Boosted by its stocks Stroc Industrie (+ 5.36%) and Delattre Levivier Maroc (+ 2.78%), the “Engineering and industrial equipment goods” index ended with a gain of 4.44%.
Likewise, the “Forestry and Paper” sector rose 4.39% at year-end, under the effect of the good performance of its only Med Paper stock, and that of “Holding Companies-Holdings” climbed by 3 , 64%.
On the losing side, the “Participation and real estate promotion” index ended down 1.92% followed by “Leisure and Hotels” (-0.21%).
The overall volume of securities trading stood at MAD 182.47 million while the market capitalization was around MAD 683.8 billion.
The largest increases were achieved by Stroc Industrie (+ 5.36%), Med Paper (+ 4.39%), Maghreb Oxygène (+ 3.98%), Eqdom (+ 3.94%) and Total Maroc ( + 3.93%).
The largest decreases were recorded by Stokvis North Africa (-2.71%), Res Dar Saada (-2.33%), Ennakl (-2.06%), Douja Prom Addoha (-2.06%) and Disway (-1.39%).