Trade on BSE was entirely influenced by the international news, which transpired clearly on Wednesday. The indexes responded positively to the news on Federal Reserve's intervention in USA's financial sector.
The major events on BSE this week included the launch of the secondary trade in Agria Group Holding's stock on Tuesday, the annual meeting of Eurohold Bulgaria's managerial team with investors on Wednesday and the changes introduced in the calculation of the SOFIX, BG40 and BGREIT indexes, which came into effect on Thursday.
Neither of BSE's stock indexes managed to end the week with gains. The SOFIX blue-chip shed 1.14% of its value over the last five days, closing at 1344.23 points today.
The broader BG 40 index closed at 383.2 points today, losing 1% on a weekly basis. The index also hit a seven-month low on Tuesday. The BGREIT index lost 1.7% of its value this week, closing at 98.38 points today. The BG TR30 index of best performers in total return ended the week at 861.71 points, compared to 873.71 recorded seven days ago.
Only eight of BG40's constituents advanced on a weekly basis. Starter battery maker Elhim Iskra's stock appreciated by 6.01% to an average of 5.47 leva per share this week.
Toplivo joined the starter battery maker among BG40's gainers after its stock added 3.27% to its value this week closing at an average of 21.17 leva per share.
Bulgarian Holding Company's stock advanced by 2.3% to an average of 6.23 leva per share. The remaining five companies posted gains of under 1%. These were Eurohold Bulgaria (+0.91% to 5.54 leva per share), Elana Agricultural Land Opportunity Fund (+0.44% to 2.3 leva per share), Odessos Shiprepair Yard (+0.37% to 272.93 leva pr share), Industrial Holding Bulgaria (+0.13% to 7.75 leva per share) and BACB (+0.06% to 72.2 leva per share).
M+S Hydraulic (-7.49% to 10 leva per share), Petrol (-7.42% to 4.37 leva per share), Aroma (-6.18% to 4.4 leva per share.) and Sparky Eltos (-5.6% to 11.3 leva per share) were BSE's biggest losers this week.