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Bosnian equity indices end mixed in week ended July 29

Bosnian equity indices end mixed in week ended July 29 Author: Radomir Ralev

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), July 29 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) ended mixed on Friday, compared with their values a week earlier, as the benchmark index of the country's other stock exchange, the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE), closed flat, bourse data showed.

The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE ended Friday's session at 1,020.96 points, down 0.19% compared with its closing value on July 22.

The broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, edged up 0.06% to 1,690.51 points.

The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, closed at 831.81 points, down 0.24% compared with July 22.

The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), went up 0.35% to 11,559.88 points. The index tracks 25 companies.

SASE’s turnover came in at 447,378 marka ($232,200/228,700 euro) this trading week, significantly lower than 1.3 million marka last week. A total of 146,277 shares changed hands in 42 transactions.

Brewer Sarajevska Pivara [SAJ:SRPV] generated the highest revenue on SASE this week, of 1,106 marka. Its shares closed 9.64% lower at 10.50 marka on Friday.

The SASE is based in the Federation, one of two autonomous entities that form Bosnia and Herzegovina. The BLSE is based in the other entity, the Serb Republic.

The BLSE’s benchmark index, the BIRS, closed at 746.13 points on Friday, unchanged compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.

The bourse's total trading turnover dropped to 1 million marka this week from 40.4 million marka last week, as 38 transactions were carried out.

Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 237,562 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed flat at 1.50 marka on Friday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)