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.

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