May 26 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) and the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE) ended lower on Friday, compared with their values a week earlier, weekly bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE closed at 1,046.44 points on Friday, down 1.32% compared with a week earlier, while the broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, lost 1.35% to end at 1,773.74 points.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, ended at 809.48 points on Friday, down 0.17% compared with a week earlier.
The Islamic stock index SASX-BBI, launched by the SASE and Bosna Bank International (BBI), closed at 11,468.93 points, some 1.35% lower compared with a week earlier. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE’s turnover came in at 20.2 million marka ($11.1 million/10.3 million euro) this week, up from 1.6 million marka last week, as a total of 47,477 shares changed hands in 56 transactions.
Pharmaceuticals company Bosnalijek [SAJ:BSNLR] was the most traded blue chip this week, as its shares closed at 28.50 marka, unchanged last Friday's close. Turnover from trade in Bosnalijek's shares amounted to 55,746 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 755.04 points on Friday, down 4.28% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.
The BLSE's total trading turnover rose to 37.9 million marka this week from 630,728 marka last week, as 188 transactions were carried out.
Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 573,682 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed at 1.32 marka on Friday, down from 1.64 marka a week earlier.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)