An interesting week on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) has come to an end and the question what direction will the prices take has come forward again. The bulls are hold ground so far.
Unlike in the previous two weeks, this week three of BSE's indexes posted declines. The SOFIX blue-chip index shed 2.45% of its value over the past five sessions to close at 443.20 points today. Decliners on the week also included BG 40 (-0.74%, to 125.71 points) and BG TR30 (-2.27%, to 333.07 points).
BG REIT posted the only advance on a weekly basis. The index gained 1.59% to its value to close at 42.78 points.
The monthly performance of the indexes is as follows: SOFIX (+24.49%), BG 40 (+25.42%), BG REIT (+7.6%) and BG TR30 (+24.01%).
The year-to-date performance of the indexes are as follows: SOFIX (+23.57%), BG 40 (+16.60%), BG REIT (-11.85%), BG TR30 (+22.08%).
A total of 11 of the companies, included in the calculation of BG40 posted weekly gains. Devon was the bes performer advancing by 8.36% (from 3.11 leva to 3.37 leva per share).
Bulgarian Real Estate Fund posted the second biggest weekly gain, advancing by 6.45%, to an average of 0.33 leva per share.
ЕLARG Agricultural Land Opportunity Fund's average stock price went up by 4.88%, to 0.86 leva per share.
Decliners over the week included Albena (-11.25%, to 35.50 leva per share), Inustrial Capital Holding (-8.79%, to 3.01 leva per share) and Industrial Holding Bulgaria (-7.83%, to 2.00 leva per share).
See the table for more details on the weekly performance of BG40's stocks:
|Company||August 14||August 21||Change %|
|5BU/Bulgarian Real Estate Fund||0,31||0,33||6,45|
|4EC/ELARG Agricultural Land Opportunity Fund||0,82||0,86||4,88|
|5ODE/Odessos Ship Repair Yard||121,44||124||2,11|
|4O1/Oil & Gas Exploration & Production||3,06||3,09||0,98|
|5OTZ/Lead & Zinc Complex||13,96||14,05||0,64|
|6BMA/BenchMark Fund Estates||0,38||0,38||0|
|T57/Trace Group Hold||75,88||75,03||-1,12|
|T43/Zarneni Hrani Bulgaria||0,81||0,8||-1,23|
|5F4/First Investment Bank||3,07||3,02||-1,63|
|6C9/Corporate Commercial Bank||53,59||52,56||-1,92|
|5BN/Bulgarian-American Credit Bank||14,55||14,18||-2,54|
|4CF/Central Cooperative Bank||1,62||1,54||-4,94|
|5DOV/Doverie United Holding||4,04||3,8||-5,94|
|5SR/Stara Planina Hold||1,89||1,75||-7,41|
|4ID/Industrial Holding Bulgaria||2,17||2||-7,83|
|4I8/Industrial Capital Holding||3,3||3,01||-8,79|