A month of December in the red

The Casablanca Stock Exchange closed the month of December in the red, the index of all values, the Masi, losing 1.75% to 10,720.25 points (pts).

At the end of the 22 sessions this month, the Morocco Stock Index 20 (MSI 20), an index comprising the 20 most liquid stocks, dropped 1.98% to 857.43 pts. The annual underperformance (YTD) of these two indices thus widened to -19.75% and -21.03% respectively. For its part, the benchmark Environment, Social and Governance index “Casablanca ESG 10” fell by 1.25% to 805.04 points (-19.34% in YTD). For this month, the Casablanca rating saw 17 sector indices end down, against 6 up.

The telecommunications sector ended the month with a loss of 9.09%, followed by the Forestry & paper (-8.16%) and Healthcare (-8%) sectors.

On the other hand, the Beverages sector recorded the strongest increase (+16.61%), followed by that of Transport (+13.5%) and that of Engineering & industrial capital goods (+6.8%). ). The overall volume of trade reached more than 19.5 billion dirhams (MMDH), including 11.8 billion dirhams made on the Block market. Managem was the most active instrument of the month with 2.5 billion dirhams of transactions, followed by Attijariwafabank with 718 million dirhams (MDH) and BCP with 336 million dirhams. Regarding market capitalization, it amounted at the end of November to more than 561 billion dirhams.

The biggest drops were recorded by BMCI (-17.58% to 354.40 DH), Maghreb Oxygène (-15.60% to 244.75 DH), Eqdom (-14.14% to 850 DH), Minière Touissit (-9.63% at 1,680 DH) and Itissalat Al Maghrib (-9.09% at 95 DH). The biggest increases were made by Stokvis Nord Afrique (+31.80% to 15.71 DH), Oulmès (+29.28% to 1,554 DH), Promopharm SA (+19.60% to 1,068 DH), Disty Technologies (+15.38% to 210 DH) and CTM (+14.61% to 676.20 DH).

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