The Casablanca Stock Exchange ended Friday’s session in the green, thanks to the rise in the chemical, pharmaceutical and electricity sectors. The Masi, a global index made up of all equity-type securities, gained 0.06% to 11,499.38 points, and the Morocco Stock Index 20 (MSI20) rose 0.06% to 938.41 points. The Madex, a compact index made up of stocks quoted on a continuous basis, appreciated by 0.05% to 9,352.46 points.
Regarding international indices, the FTSE CSE Morocco 15 rose 0.19% to 10,501.74 points and the FTSE Morocco All-Liquid fell 0.01% to 9,827.72 points.
The “Casablanca ESG 10” Environment, Social and Governance benchmark index improved by 0.18% to 876.76 points.
From a sector perspective, the Chemicals index achieved the best performance with a gain of 2.76%, ahead of “Pharmaceuticals” (1.81%) and electricity (1.74%). On the downside, portfolio holding companies dropped 3.95%, while the forestry and paper sector fell by 2.93%. The overall volume of securities exchanges amounted to nearly 524.2 million dirhams (MDH), carried out entirely on the central market. The market capitalization stood at 595.41 billion dirhams (billion dirhams).
The largest increases were achieved by Ib Maroc.com (3.99%), Minière Touissit (3.94%), Salafin (3.64%), SNEP (3.04%) and BMCI (2.83%) ).
The largest decreases were recorded by Stroc Industrie (3.98%), Delta Holding (3.98%), Med Paper (2.93%), Maghreb Oxygène (1.89%) and Cartier Saada (1.49 %).