EghtesadOnline: After two lukewarm performances, demand for shares outweighed supply in the Tehran stock market on Tuesday, thanks to auto, banks and majority of small caps.
The benchmark of Tehran Stock Exchange, TEDPIX, gained 12,554.35 points or 0.87% for the day to end trade at 1,449,471.
The rally was stronger in small caps pushing up the TSE’s equal-weighted index by more than 1.1%. The index had lagged behind the TEDPIX in most previous sessions.
Among large caps, auto and bank shares were big winners while telecom, transporta and food industry stocks were the best traded shares among small-size companies.
Prices in 359 tickers rose Tuesday representing 73% of the market.
Despite the rally, value of retail trade declined and the market experienced net capital outflow by retail traders. Logging a 13% decline, retail trade reached 46.44 trillion rials ($170 million).
Retail investors’ capital continued to flow out the market for the third session in a row, reaching 1.92 trillion rials ($7m) on Tuesday.
About 7.04 billion shares worth 50.96 trillion rials ($188m) changed hands at TSE for the day.
Iranian Leasing Company was the biggest winner as its shares went up 4.98% to 5,163 rials per share.
Pegah Esfahan Dairy Company incurred the biggest loss among all TSE-listed companies losing 5% to 35,910 rials per share.
Pardis Petrochemical Company contributed the most to the benchmark's fall, followed by Iran Mercantile Company, Pars Electric Manufacturing Company and Mobin Energy Persian Gulf Company.
Ghadir Investment Company gave the biggest boost to the benchmark index followed by Mobarakeh Steel Company, National Iranian Copper Industries Company and Iran Khodro Company.
IFB Up 0.3%
Iran Fara Bourse main index, IFX, gained 72.56 points or 0.36% to close Tuesday trade at 20,378. About 1.84 billion securities valued at 66.48 trillion rials ($246m) were traded at the junior exchange for the day.
Kerman Province Development Investment Company had the highest number of traded shares as 123.4 million of its shares worth 131.07 billion rials ($485,462) were bought.
Zagros Petrochemical Company, Minoo Industrial Group Company, Shiraz Oil Refining Company and Iran Fara Bourse had the most negative impact on IFX.
Esfahan Steel Company gave the biggest boost to IFX, followed by Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company, Saba Tamin Investment Company and Day Bank.