The Casablanca Stock Exchange closed the month of February sharply lower, the index of all values, the Masi, yielding 5.85% to 13,071.04 points (pts).
For the 20 sessions of this month, the Morocco Stock Index 20 (MSI 20), an index comprising the 20 most liquid stocks, fell, for its part, by 6.74% to 1,055.71 pts. The annual performances (YTD) of these two indices thus fell into the red at -2.15% and -2.76% respectively.
For its part, the benchmark Environment, Social and Governance index “Casablanca ESG 10” fell by 6.56% to 977.48 points (-2.06% in YTD).
For this month, the Casablanca rating saw 19 sectoral indices end down, against only 3 up, while that of community services recorded no variation, following the suspension of the listing of its single title. , Lydec.
In detail, the “Engineering and Industrial Capital Goods” sector index (-25.48%) showed the strongest sectoral repercussion in February, followed by the “Forestry and Paper” and “Building and Construction Materials” sectors. construction” which showed respective declines of 12.76% and 11.77%.
The only positive performances during this month were the work of the “Real estate investment and development” (+5.49%), “Chemicals” (+3.94%) and “Beverages” (+2.04%) sectors. The overall volume of trade reached more than 4.24 billion dirhams (MMDH), including 3.86 billion dirhams made on the central equity market. By value, Attijariwafa Bank was the most active instrument of the month with 827.13 million dirhams (MDH), ahead of Itissalat Al-Maghrib with 362.26 MDH and the BCP (273.20 MDH).
Regarding market capitalization, it amounted, at the end of February, to nearly 681.9 billion dirhams.
The largest declines were recorded by Stroc Industrie (-27.76%), Delattre Levivier Morocco (-22.73%), LafargeHolcim Morocco (-14.25%), Med Paper (-12.76%) and Cosumar (-11.72%).
On the other hand, the largest increases were recorded by Alliances (41.47%), Oulmès (39.59%), AGMA (4.91%), Mutandis SCA (4.46%), Promopharm SA (4.43 %) and Residences Dar Saada (+4.32%).