The Casablanca Stock Exchange closed the week from 22 to 26 November down, the index of all stocks, Masi, yielding 0.89% to 13,221.08 points (pts).
At the end of this week, during which the Casablanca market alternated between rises and falls, the Morocco Stock Index 20 (MSI20), made up of the 20 most liquid companies, fell 0.82% to 1.076.53 pts. .
The Madex, a compact index made up of stocks quoted on a continuous basis, fell by 0.98% to 10,696.54 pts and the Casablanca ESG 10, the Environment, Social and Governance benchmark index dropped 0.85% to 990.78 points.
Since the start of the year, the performance of these four barometers has stood at 17.13%, 16.41%, 16.39% and 14.95% respectively.
On the sectoral level, only 5 sectors were able to escape the downward trend. Thus, the index of “Forestry and Paper” advanced by 10.33%, that of “holding companies-Holdings” took 2.53% and that of finance company and other financial activities gained 2.49. %.
The “Oil and Gas” sector grew by 0.99%, the increase in Afriquia Gaz (+ 1.86%) having offset the decrease in TotalEnergies Marketing Morocco (-0.29%). Likewise, the “Beverages” index rose 0.49%, thanks to the good performance of the Société des Boissons du Maroc (+ 0.59%).
Conversely, the remaining 19 sectors showed decreases ranging from -5.35% for participation and real estate development to -0.02% for distributors and “utilities”.
For this week, the overall volume of trade for the period reached 457.04 million dirhams (MDH), while the market capitalization stood at more than 681.74 billion dirhams.
Itissalat Al-Maghrib was the most active instrument with a trading volume of more than 49.81 MDH, i.e. a 10.95% share of transactions, ahead of BCP with more than 47.85 MDH (10.52 %), Cosumar with more than 47.16 MDH (10.36%) and Attijariwafa Bank with 44.83 MDH (9.85%).
The best weekly performances were achieved by Med Paper (10.33%), Maghreb Oxygène (10.2%) and Salafin (6.81%), while the largest decreases were recorded by Douja Prom Addoha (-6 , 47%), Auto Hall (-6.17%) and Ib Maroc.com (-4.41%).