Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CAL Bank and GCB drove the GSE-Financial Stock Index to a record high: Find out how?

The GSE recovered from Tuesday's loss, following price appreciation on four stocks. The market returned 0.20% today as the GSE-Composite Index climbed 3.66 points to close mid-week trading at 1,835.76. Currently, the year-to-date return on the bourse is 53.02%. The year-to-date return on financial stocks rose 68bps to 55.61% as CAL and GCB drove the GSE-Financial Stock Index 7.07 points clear of the previous closing, to a record high of 1,618.17.

A turnover of 1.56 million shares resulted in a consideration of GHS2.70 million. The shares traded today was more than seven times that of the previous session. Nearly 70% of the volume traded was accounted for by CAL while EBG's total trade value of GHS1.47 million, represented 54.61% of the total value traded.

CAL and GCB leaped to record highs, closing at GHS0.80 and GHS4.50 respectively. GGBL and FML also recorded gains. Losses were recorded in SCB, SG-SSB and TOTAL.

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