Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ghana Stock Exchange: Market Update [ 31.05.12 ]

CAL Brokers (CBL): 
Further decline in the major indices on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), means performance in the month of May has been the worst this year, with 13 losses in 21 sessions.  The GSE-Composite Index returned -0.05%, following losses in two equities, to close trading at 1,022.95 points, down 0.54 points. The change represents a year-to-date return of 5.56%.
The Financial Stock benchmark closed 0.67 points lower at

Sunday, May 27, 2012

UT Bank is the 2nd to win the Bank of the Year award on the Ghana Stock Exchange

After a short time of operating as a commercial bank in Ghana, UT Bank breaks Ecobank Ghana’s monopoly and becomes the second bank listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) to win the Bank of the Year category at the Ghana Banking Awards since 2001.
The Bank of the Year is an award
category that goes to the bank with the highest weighted scores for the customer survey, corporate social responsibility and financial performance. The race to the top in the
Banking industry has

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Charting the Banking Sector of the Ghana Stock Exchange

This is the second part of my previous post, 'Focusing on the Banking sector of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) (Part I)'. After looking at the current standings of the two banks, HFC Bank and Ghana Commercial Bank on the GSE, let's now focus on Ecobank Ghana (EBG) and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). 
I would like us to go strictly by charts of the various price movements on the exchange and some key statistics from January 2012 to date.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tues. 22.05.12: Ghana Stock Exchange: Market Update

Courtesy: CAL Brokers.

In today’s trading, the GSE-Composite Index rose 1.36 points to close at 1,039.28 points. This change brings the year-to-date return to 7.25%. The Financial Stock Index also gained 0.66 points closing at 898.65 points from 897.99 points in the previous session.

Focusing on the Banking sector of the Ghana Stock Exchange (Part I)

The financial sector on the Ghana Stock Exchange includes banking and non-banking stocks. There are seven (7) banks on the exchange, six of which operate in the country and one in Gambia, (Trust Bank ltd, TBL). The banks operating in Ghana include CAL Bank (CAL), Ecobank Ghana (EBG), Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB), HFC Bank (HFC), Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), and UT Bank (UTB).
Let us now look at the various facts & figures behind these banks and how they performed since January 2012 on the Stock market.
I would be concentrating on GCB & HFC in this post.

Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB);
GCB - Bloomberg Chart: Price movement from Dec 2011 to May 2012. 
With market capitalization of about GHS 506.15 million, GCB began the

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fri.18.05.12: Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) Market Update.

Friday, GSE Market Update;

CAL Brokers: 
Courtesy: CAL Brokers
In the market today, the major indices, the GSE-Composite Index and the GSE-Financial Stock Index, gained some ground following price appreciation in two equities.
The GSE-Composite Index closed at 1,046.94 points from 1,041.30 points and the financial stock benchmark closed 6.99 points higher at 910.75 points. The year-to-date return on the market rose to 8.04%. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Market Participants: List of Stock Brokerage Firms in Ghana

Most people have been asking me about who to contact if they want to start an investment. I have realized that most people in Ghana do not know who to contact or where to go in order to buy shares of companies listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. I must admit that, some brokers in Ghana do not approach people to talk to them about investments or contact potential investors.
Moreover, people are very ignorant about the various investment instruments that exist in these brokerage firms. It is bad for the growth of the market.
So, I have decided to list the various broker/dealers in the Ghanaian financial market and their websites or locations. I believe this would help some potential or young investors to know where to go, or who to talk to.

As listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange's website, these are some market participants (Licensed Dealing Members );

Please follow the links above to find more about these Market participants or Brokerage firms. There are other market participants like Custodians, Registrars and Government Securities Dealers. The link to the Ghana Stock Exchange website would help you find out more.
Don't forget to come back to this blog. eStock Analysis Blog would always get you the information you need to be a better investor.
You can always ask questions or leave a comment, I'll gladly answer or help you find the answer.

Keep investing..

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tues. 15.05.12: Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) Market Update.

Tuesday GSE Market Update:

The second day of trading on the Ghana Stock Exchange this week has ended with some equities trading shares.
A 3.26% price gain in Tullow Oil (TLW) pushed the GSE-Composite index up, despite losses in two equities, to close the day at 1,048.50 points from 1,048.38 points. The change brings the year-to-date return to 8.20% as reported by CAL Brokers.
Courtesy: CAL Broker Ltd. (15.05.2012)

The Financial Stock Index however, declined by 0.69 points to close at 908.83 points.

A total of 0.99 million shares valued at GHS 0.50 million were traded. The trade volume and value, compared to the previous session, increased by more than five and six times respectively.

CAL Bank (CAL) dominated trading in terms of volume, accounting for 78.57% of the total trade volume while Unilever Ghana (UNIL) led in terms of value with 47.39%.

TLW was the only gainer.  Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) and Enterprise Group ltd (EGL) recorded losses.

Courtesy: Ghana Stock Exchange & CAL Brokers

Friday, May 11, 2012

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE): Market update for Friday, 11.05.12

Friday GSE Market Update:

Let's look at what happened in the market today. The market closed on a bad note recording losses in four equities. The GSE-Composite Index closed the week at 1,050.34 points from 1,053.65 points. 
GOIL dominated trading for the third time in five successive sessions, the sixth in ten sessions, with 67.79% of the 0.4million shares traded and 58.86% of the GHS0.20million realized.
The corresponding year-to-date change for the exchange is 8.39%. The GSE financial stock benchmark fell 0.99 points to close trading for the week at 908.34 points.
Trade volume and value increased by 51.75% and 93.65% respectively, when compared with the previous session as reported by CAL Brokers.

Aluworks Ltd (ALW), Guinness Ghana Brewery Ltd (GGBL) and Ghana Oil Company Ltd (GOIL) gained a pesewa each to close at GHS0.07, GHS1.76 and GHS0.41 respectively. 
Meanwhile losses were recorded in four equities, PZ Cussons Ghana Ltd (PZC), Tullow Oil (TLW), Total Petroleum (TOTAL) and HFC Bank (HFC).

Analysts predict similar trend in stock prices for next week.
CAL Brokers still recommends Benso Oil Palm Plantation (BOPP) and Enterprise Group Ltd (EGL) for the fourth successive week.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE): Market Update: 08.05.12

In today's trading on the Ghana Stock Exchange, the GSE Composite Index went up by 7.13 point to close at 1,059.64 points. A gain in the share price of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) held off the losses in two other equities to push the Index.
Since ETI is a financial stock, the GSE Financial Stock Index also closed at 921.40 points from a previous of 910.92 points. This Index is still trading below the base index of 1000 points. As reported by CAL Brokers (CBL), the overall market return climbed to 9.35%.
The volume of shares traded increased by 57.81% amounting to a 12.93% increase in value, compared to the previous session. About 0.28 million shares valued at GHS 0.11 million were traded.
Out of the total volume traded, GOIL out-performed all other equities by trading 83.45 % of volume and this is about 77.09% of the traded value.
ETI was the only gainer and although it closed at GHS 0.14 from GHS 0.13 (1 pesewa gained), it had the capacity to move the market index up by some points despite the loses recorded by Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) [ -0.1%] and TOTAL [-0.15%] to close at GHS 51.30 and GHS 26.14 respectively.

Courtesy: Ghana Stock Exchange & CAL Brokers Ltd (CBL)


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