The Casablanca Stock Exchange closed in the red Tuesday, its flagship index, the Masi, fell 0.34% to 13,306.79 points (pts).
The Morocco Stock Index (MSI 20), an index comprising the 20 most liquid stocks, also shed 0.31% to 1,083.10 pts, and the Madex, a compact index made up of stocks quoted on a continuous basis, lost 0 , 23% at 10,787.73 pts.
The Casablanca ESG 10, a thematic index that calculates the price performance of socially responsible companies, dropped 0.22% to 1,000.03 pts.
Regarding international indices, the FTSE CSE Morocco All-Liquid, a benchmark index that tracks the performance of all liquid securities on the stock market, fell 0.24% to 12,492.27 pts, and the FTSE CSE Morocco 15, composed of the 15 main stocks of the Casablanca Stock Exchange, classified by market capitalization, dropped 0.27%, at 11,251.13 pts.
In terms of sectors, the Oil and Gas index showed the largest drop (-2.06%), followed by the pharmaceutical industry with -1.77%, insurance (-1.21%) and Leisure and Hotels (-0.90%).
As for the winners, the Engineering and Industrial Equipment sector posted the strongest increase (+ 3.88%), thanks to the good performance of its Stroc Industrie share (+ 5.92%). It is followed by the Forestry and Paper sector (+ 1.42%), finance companies and other financial activities (1.27%) and chemicals (+ 0.26%).
The overall volume of trade reached 129.19 million dirhams (MDH), mainly carried out on the Central market (Equities). By values, Cosumar was the most active instrument of the day with 38.03 MDH, followed by Itissalat Al-Maghrib with 14.86 MDH and Attijariwafa Bank with 13.14 MDH.
The market capitalization amounted to more than 686.30 billion dirhams (MMDH).
The largest decreases were recorded by Saham Assurances (-3.93% to 1.393 dirhams (DH)), AGMA (-3.59% to 4.266 DH), Afriquia Gaz (-3.48% to 5.025 DH), Stokvis North Africa (-3.36% to 20.45 DH) and Cartier Saada (-2.94% to 28.73 DH).
Conversely, Stroc Industrie (+ 5.92% at 49.95 DH), Maghreb Oxygène (+ 3.72% at 390.85 DH), BMCI (+ 3.57% at 668 DH), Salafin (+ 3.36% to 770 DH) and Med Paper (+ 1.42% to 31.34 DH) recorded the largest increases.