The Casablanca Stock Exchange closed the month of December up, boosted in particular by the performance of the “transport”, “buildings and construction materials”, “leisure and hotels” and “portfolio companies and holding companies” sectors.
The Masi, a global index made up of all equity-type securities, rose 2.09% to 13,385.32 points and the Morocco Stock Index 20 (MSI20) by 2.13% to 1,085.71 points.
These two indices thus increased their annual performance (YTD) to + 18.35% and + 17.40% respectively. The Madex, a compact index made up of stocks quoted continuously, gained 2.14% to 10,807.69 points (+ 17.60% in YTD), while the benchmark Environment, Social and Governance index “Casablanca ESG 10” rose 1.88% to 998.02 points (+ 15.79% in YTD).
During this month, the Casablanca market saw 14 sector indices end on a positive note, against 9 down. The “transport” index achieved the best sector performance of the month (+ 5.78%), followed by the “buildings and construction materials” sector (+ 5.67%), by that of “Leisure and hotels” (+ 5.53%) and that of “Portfolio companies and holding companies” (+ 5.26%).
On the losing side, the “Forestry and paper” sector fell by -32.02%, the largest sector decline, followed by “Finance companies and other financial activities” with -8.28% and “Community services” »(-6.39%).
The overall volume of trade reached more than 20.395 billion dirhams (MMDH). By value, Attijariwafa Bank was the most active instrument of the month with more than 3.757 billion dirhams, followed by TGCC SA with more than 559.159 million dirhams (MDH) and Cosumar with more than 526.537 million dirhams.
Regarding the market capitalization, it amounted, at the end of December, to MAD 690.716 billion. The largest increases were made by Dari Couspate (+ 26.11%), TGCC SA (+ 25.29%) and Delattre Levivier Maroc (+ 22.45%).
On the other hand, the heaviest drops were recorded by Med Paper (-32.02%), M2M Group (-19.43%) and Balima (-15.77).