The PX-50 index fell a sharp 2.36% to 454.30 points on Wednesday as investors took profits across the market. Some accounts opened short positions as Europe and US indices indicate weakness. Komercni fell 3.70% and traded as low as CZK 1.660 per share, and Philip Morris CR continued to lose ground, down 2.39% at CZK 11.200 per share. Today, the market will likely open weaker after Wall Street closed lower last evening. Total volume reached USD 18.96 mil. yesterday.