The Prague Stock Exchange and the PX index. How stocks are doing at home

PX index and current value

The PX index reached its historically highest values ​​in 2007. But this was followed by a sharp drop as a result of the global economic crisis. The decline due to the coronavirus shock in March 2020 was similarly dramatic. Even thanks to the exceptionally relaxed policy of central banks, the domestic stock market quickly erased its losses at the time.

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Prague Stock Exchange: summary of the last trading day

The Prague Stock Exchange strengthened for the second day in a row, the PX index rose by 1.32 percent to 1152.96 points today. It was mainly driven by the shares of the electricity company ČEZ, which appreciated by more than six percent. On the other hand, some financial titles ended in the red. Market activity was high. This follows from the data of the stock exchange website.

The total volume of transactions on the Prague market exceeded 915 million crowns. More than half of this was provided by ČEZ securities, which rose in price by 6.01 percent to CZK 969.50. “Positive developments were seen in Europe across the utilities sector, when investors responded positively to the officially presented proposals for possible solutions to the situation on the energy market,” said Fio bank broker David Brzek.

The financial sector traded mixed. “They strengthened titles with a relatively lower valuation, which were under significant pressure in recent weeks,” noted Brzek. Erste Bank improved by 1.87 percent to CZK 565.40 and Komerční banka by 0.88 percent to CZK 573. On the contrary, Moneta Money Bank weakened by 1.1 percent to 72.20 crowns and insurance company VIG by 1.77 percent to 555 crowns.

After the previous weakening, today the Czech currency stagnated against the euro at 24.61 CZK/EUR, against the dollar it strengthened by ten pennies to 24.75 CZK/USD. She did not respond to other numbers from the economy. This follows from the data of the Patria Online server and the statements of analysts.

PX index and its base*

Avast

The originally Czech cyber security company on the Prague Stock Exchange will end. The reason is its takeover by the American company NortonLifeLock. The connection is supposed to cost about 190 billion crowns.

Česká zbrojovka Group

Uherskobrodský holding attracted the attention of investors especially by taking over the American company Colt Holding Company.

ČEZ

Energy company with a 70 percent state share. Investors expect relatively high dividends due to sharply rising electricity prices.

Erste Group Bank

Austrian banking group operating, among other things, in the Czech Republic through Česká spořitelna. Investors hope that a possible increase in interest rates in the eurozone and the Czech Republic will help the group’s financial results.

Kofola Czech Republic

Founded in 2021, the beverage group builds on, among other things, the pre-revolutionary popularity of the Kofola drink.

Commercial Bank

A subsidiary of the French financial group Société Générale.

Money Bank coin

The fourth largest bank in the Czech Republic is one of the most profitable stocks on the Prague Stock Exchange. However, Moneta’s business wants to take over PPF groups.

Philip Morris CR

The Philip Morris International subsidiary is betting more and more on its heated tobacco product. It is said to be a less harmful variant of smoking.

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Photon Energy

The solar company was included in the PX index on March 22, 2021.

Stock Spirits Group

In addition to the Czech Republic, the British distillate manufacturer also operates in Poland, Italy and Slovakia.

Vienna Insurance Group

The Viennese insurance group is one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe.

*As of September 20, 2021

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