Stock Exchange total volume traded hits 1.3 million shares

By
Francis Ameyibor, GNA

Accra, Aug. 29, GNA – The Producer Price
Inflation for the fourth week of August (22-26) rose to 10.3 per cent year – on
– year while investors responded by bidding down equities.

Total volume traded was 1.3 million shares
which were valued at GHȼ7.9 million.

Fan Milk emerges as the most traded equity in
value terms thereby retaining its position as the most traded equity,
accounting for 75.7 per cent of all value traded during the week.

Consequently, the benchmark Ghana Stock
Exchange (GSE) – Composite Index shed by 0.2 per cent to close at 1,808.6
points.

This represents a year to date loss of 9.3 per
cent, stock market analysis paper made available to the Ghana News Agency in
Accra on Monday said.

Nordea Capital is an investment bank licensed
by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which offers a comprehensive range
of services in asset management, research and strategy, corporate finance and
private equity to institutional, corporate and private clients.

According to the analysis Total Ghana Limited
lost 3.3 per cent to close at GHȼ2.90 per share; described as the lowest price
since the year began, representing a capital loss of 43 per cent.

Golden Star Resource shed 2.0 per cent to
close at GHȼ1.95 per share. It company recently announced the injection of $ 90
million to revamp its activities at the Wassa and Prestea mines in the Western
Region; and also settled its indebtedness of $ 25 million to Ecobank Ghana Ltd.

Benso Oil Palm Plantation dipped by 1.8 per
cent to close at GHȼ2.70 per share. GCB Bank and CAL Bank fell by 1.5 per cent
and 1.1 per cent each to close at GHȼ4.01 and GHȼ0.88 per share apiece and
Tullow Ghana Limited slipped by 0.8 per cent to close at GHȼ27.65 per share.

The UT Bank led the gainers for the week under
review as the stock bounced back from losses in two consecutive weeks to
appreciate by 16.7 per cent to close at GHȼ0.07 per share.

The SIC Insurance rose by 13.3 per cent to
close at GHȼ0.17 per share, whiles HFC Bank gained 1.4 per cent to close at GHȼ0.72
per share and Fan Milk added 0.8 per cent to the value of their shares to close
at GHȼ9.50 per share.

Enterprise Group Ltd rounded up the gainers as
it edged by 0.4 per cent to close at GHȼ2.39 per share.

GNA

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