Czech equities, as measured by the PX Index, were off by 3.0% for the week ending February 10th to close at 1,494.6. The overall volume of trading on the PSE reached USD 860.7m, 28.8% below its 12M weekly average of USD 1,208.8m.
The overall level of activity on the PSE was quite low during the past week. The most actively trading stock - CEZ - which was supported by its share-buy-back program, was one of only two to close the week in positive territory. The real estate developer also finished the week stronger due to interest from local investors. At the same time, the other major listed real estate company - - dropped 5% on the back of international selling. The banks remain under pressure. erased almost 7% and became the worst performing listed stock of the past week. was off by more than 5% for the week, but we saw some foreign support showed up at the end of the week. fell by only 2.4%, which was one of the better performances of last week and it came despite the news coming from its parent company Orlen about a tough 4Q07.
According to schedule, should be releasing its 4Q07 sales data this week; otherwise, we don't expect to see any major corporate news. There will also be a number of macrodata announcements.