STA, 30 December 2019 - The Ljubljana Stock Exchange had a bullish year, with the SBI TOP benchmark index adding 15.2% from the start of the year until the last trading day on Monday. Market capitalisation of all listed papers increased by 3% to EUR 34.9 billion.
The SBI TOP closed the year at 926.1 points, just shy of its annual peak achieved on 16 December. The lowest level this year was recorded on 4 January, when it stood at 801.5 points, stock exchange operator Ljubljanska Borza said on Monday.
Volumes were roughly on par with last year's, at EUR 329.5 million, with shares, whose market capitalisation stood at EUR 7.1 billion at the end of the year, accounting for roughly 90% of all deals.
Pharma company Krka remained the most coveted share with volumes of nearly EUR 92 million excluding block deals, followed by NLB bank with EUR 35.2 million and insurer Zavarovalnica Triglav with EUR 32 million.
At the end of the year, a total of 72 securities were listed on the stock exchange.