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CPC, Ayrton drag Accra bourse Index down

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The GSE-Composite Index (GSE-CI), the benchmark measure of performance of the Ghana Stock Exchange, fell by 1.66 points to close at 1,186.57 points from 1,188.23 points.

The year-to-date now stands at 18.66 per cent.

The GSE-Financial Stocks Index (GSE-FSI), which tracks the performance of listed financial stocks, however, inched up 0.86 points to 1,160.61 points from 1,159.75 points with a year-to-date change of 16.06 per cent.

The equities that gained outweighed the decliners.

Total Petroleum gained GH¢0.09 to GH¢17.61; UT Bank was up by GH¢0.01 to GH¢0.33; and Starwin Products Limited advanced by GH¢0.01 to GH¢0.03.

Decliners for the session were Cocoa Processing Company, which was down GH¢0.01 to close at GH¢0.02 and Ayrton Drugs which shed GH¢0.01 to GH¢0.16.

Market capitalisation closed the session lower at GH¢20,441.91 million from GH¢20,450.04 million.

More than 2.1 million shares were traded during the session, valued at GH¢492,790.62

Source: GNA

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