FILE- Employees in the EGX following performance of the trading session
CAIRO – 5 January 2022: The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) ended Wednesday session in green, adding around LE 5.09 billion to market capitalization, amid Egyptian and Arab purchases.
Thursday would be an official holiday to mark Eastern Christmas, which falls on January 7.
The benchmark EGX30 hiked 0.51 percent, or 60.81 points, to end at 12,043.42 points.
The equally weighted index EGX 50 jumped 0.69 percent, or 14.89 points, to end at 2,168.12 points.
The small and mid-cap index EGX 70 hiked 0.67 percent, or 15.33 points, to close at 2,316.66 points, and the broader index EGX100 climbed 0.71 percent, or 23.82 points, to close at 3,385.91 points.
Market capitalization gained around LE 5.09 billion, recording LE 776.85 billion, compared to LE 771.76 billion in Tuesday’s session.
The trading volume reached 371.68 million shares, traded through 42,566 transactions, with a turnover of LE 1.17 billion.
Egyptian, and Arab investors were net buyers at LE 60.64 million, and LE 10.11 million, respectively, while foreign investors were net sellers at LE 70.75 million.
Egyptian and foreign individuals were net buyers at LE 19.15 million, and LE 5.07 million, respectively, while Arab individuals were net sellers at LE 9.4 million.
Egyptian and Arab organizations bought at LE 41.9 million, and LE 19.5 million, respectively, while foreign organizations sold at LE 75.82 million.
CI Capital Holding for Financial Investments, Minapharm Pharmaceuticals, and Paint & Chemicals Industries (Pachin) were top gainers of the session at 8.53 percent, 6.03 percent and 5.45 percent, respectively.
Meanwhile, National Real Estate Bank for Development, General Company for Land Reclamation, Development & Reconstruction, and Egyptian Kuwaiti Holding-EGP were top losers of the session by 4.99 percent, 4.29 percent, and 2.32 percent, respectively.
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