Mauritius Equity Markets | 01 Oct 2015 : Positive Trends on Mauritius Equity Markets, indices higher …

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, Capital Markets in Africa — On Thursday, the Mauritius equity markets trading ended in the North Pole region after two days in the southern region. The equity market capitalization closed ending at MUR 213.239 billion after gaining MUR 487 million (about US$13.5 million) compared to a previous market capitalization of MUR 212.752 billion.

The Mauritius All Share Index (SEMDEX index) surged by 0.23 percent or 4.37 points to close at 1,914.84 and SEM10 index added 0.42 percent or 1.52 points to end at 366.33 points. From the market activity viewpoint, the overall total volume trade ended at 683,723 (a reduction relative to volume of 14,326,020 recorded in the previous trading session) and the total value traded was recorded at MUR 49.463 million (a decrease relative to MUR 143,271 million recorded at the previous trading session).

The most active traded securities by volume were SMB Holdings recorded 186,200 (about 27 percent of total volume) at MUR 156,908 and Lux Island Resorts registered 160,806 traded stocks amounted to MUR 10.050 million. MCB Group had 159,038 at MUR 33.213 million and ALTEO Limited recorded a total volume of 45,850 shares at MUR 11,362. New Mauritius Hotels also recorded 41,100 shares at MUR 739,800.

Hence the market sentiment ended negative. SBM Holdings soared by 1.19 percent to end at MUR 0.85, New Mauritius Hotel soared by 1.12 percent to clFrom the market sentiment/breath viewpoints, among the 22 traded securities there were 6 price gainers and 2 price losers, hose at MUR 18.00, Promotion And Development added 1.05 percent to settle at MUR 96.00, Air Mauritius Limited advanced by 0.50 percent to trade at MUR 10.10 and Sun Resorts Limited ended at MUR 209.00 after gaining 0.36 percent.

 Conversely, GAMMA Civic closed at MUR 26.80 after losing 4.29 percent and Mauritius Development Investment Trust slipped by 0.39 percent to settle at MUR 5.08.

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