YSX’s trading value totals K310.99 mln in Jan

A man looks at the LED board showing the stock exchange rates at YSX in Yangon.

The stock trading by seven listed companies on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) in January 2023 amounted to K310.99 million with 75,810 shares, as per YSX’s monthly report.
The trading value accumulated at K7.424 billion from 1,667,434 shares in 2022 which soared from 887,969 shares worth K4.63 billion in 2021, according to the annual report released by the exchange.
In 2020, K12.6 billion worth of 1.87 million shares by six listed companies were traded on the YSX, whereas over 2.4 million shares from five listed companies, valued at K13.39 billion, were traded on the exchange in 2019.
Both continuous trading and block trading charts on YSX climbed in 2021 compared with that of 2021.
At present, shares of seven listed companies — First Myanmar Investment (FMI), Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings (MTSH), Myanmar Citizens Bank (MCB), First Private Bank (FPB), TMH Telecom Public Co Ltd (TMH), the Ever Flow River Group Public Co Ltd (EFR) and Amata Holding Public Co Ltd. (AMATA) were traded in the equity market. The share prices per unit were closed at K8,600 for FMI, K3,300 for MTSH, K7,700 for MCB, K2,000 for FPB, K2,600 for TMH, K2,700 for EFR and K5,000 for AMATA respectively in January 2023.
Moreover, YSX stock investment virtual series 2022 launched in December through the YSX YouTube channel and other social media platforms every weekend of December 2022, including three sessions; Insights talk with listed companies, investment presentations by securities companies and Panel discussion with market experts.
Furthermore, block trading of YSX can be done with the minimum order quantity (10,000 stocks) or with the stocks of trading value of K30 million starting from 1 September 2022.
Next, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) has allowed foreigners to invest in the local equity market since 20 March 2020.
The YSX was launched four years ago to improve the private business sector. It disseminates rules and regulations regarding the stock exchange and knowledge of share trading through stock investment webinars and training courses.—KK

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