March 17 (SeeNews) - The share indices of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Sarajevo Stock Exchange (SASE) and the Banja Luka Stock Exchange (BLSE) ended mixed on Friday, compared with their closing values a week earlier, weekly bourse data showed.
The 10-share benchmark SASX-10 index of the SASE closed at 1,048.33 points on Friday, down 1.85% compared with a week earlier, while the broader SASX-30 index, which is composed of the 30 most liquid stocks on the SASE, gained 0.05% to end at 1,756.42 points.
The SASE index tracking investment funds, the BIFX, ended at 814.74 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 11,335.42 points, some 1.16% lower compared with a week earlier. The index tracks 25 companies.
SASE’s turnover went up to 320,201 marka ($174,061/163,716 euro) this week, from 122,927 marka last week, as a total of 110,826 shares changed hands in 62 transactions.
Pharmaceuticals producer Bosnalijek [SAJ:BSNLR] generated the highest trading turnover among the SASE-listed companies last week - 57,475 marka. The company's shares traded closed at 28.4 marka on Friday, down from a week earlier, when they ended at 30 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 808.18 points on Friday, down 1.58% compared to its closing value recorded a week earlier.
The BLSE's total trading turnover fell to 5.3 million marka this week from 5.9 million marka last week, as 70 transactions were carried out.
Telekom Srpske [BANJ:TLKM-R-A] generated the largest trading turnover, of 142,630 marka, on the BLSE's official market this week. The company's shares closed at 1.67 marka on Friday, down from the closing price of 1.69 marka a week earlier.
(1 euro = 1.95583 marka)