March 3 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) and the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE) ended mostly lower on Friday, compared with the previous week, weekly bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE closed at 1,036.37 points on Friday, down 0.46% compared with a week earlier, while the broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, lost 0.93% to end at 1,745.83 points.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, ended at 819.87 points on Friday, unchanged compared with a week earlier.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by the SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), closed at 11,246.42 points, 0.45% lower compared with a week earlier. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE’s turnover rose to 605,134 marka ($328,758/309,400 euro) in four trading sessions this week, from 329,141 marka in five sessions last week, as a total of 15,884 shares changed hands in 39 transactions. The bourse was closed on March 1 for Independence day.
Pharmaceuticals producer Bosnalijek [SAJ:BSNLR] generated the highest trading turnover among the SASE-listed companies last week - 6,080 marka. The company's shares traded closed at 28.99 marka on Friday, up from a week earlier, when they ended at 28.6 marka.
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 benchmark index of the BLSE, the BIRS, closed at 793 points on Friday, down 4.4% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.
The BLSE's total trading turnover fell to 2.7 million marka this week from 42.1 million marka last week, as 131 transactions were carried out.
Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 426,379 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed at 1.68 marka on Friday, up from the closing price of 1.66 marka a week earlier.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)