Poland stocks higher at close of trade; WIG30 up 0.65%

Aug 09, 2018

Poland stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Basic Materials, Oil&Gas and Banking sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Warsaw, the WIG30 added 0.65% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the WIG30 were KGHM Polska Miedz SA (WA:KGH), which rose 1.81% or 1.67 points to trade at 94.14 at the close. Meanwhile, CCC SA (WA:CCCP) added 1.80% or 3.80 points to end at 215.00 and Bank Polska Kasa Opieki SA (WA:PEO) was up 1.80% or 2.11 points to 119.47 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Alior Bank SA (WA:ALRR), which fell 4.86% or 3.70 points to trade at 72.50 at the close. Grupa Azoty SA (WA:ATTP) declined 2.15% or 0.90 points to end at 41.00 and Bank Zachodni WBK SA (WA:BZW) was down 1.25% or 4.60 points to 363.60.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Warsaw Stock Exchange by 231 to 214 and 171 ended unchanged.

Shares in Grupa Azoty SA (WA:ATTP) fell to 5-year lows; losing 2.15% or 0.90 to 41.00.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.01% or 0.01 to $66.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $72.23 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1221.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/PLN was up 0.39% to 4.2797, while USD/PLN rose 0.81% to 3.7018.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 95.24.