Polish equity market retreated on Thursday. The broad market benchmark - the WIG index dropped by 0.55%, while the large liquid companies measure - the WIG30 index fell by 0.82%.
Of the WIG30 index components, only 5 names managed to generate positive results. KERNEL (WSE: KER) topped the list of the best performers, posting a 3.13% growth as the market cheered the company's good quarterly results. It was followed by ASSECO POLAND (WSE: ACP), ING BSK (WSE: ING) CYFROWY POLSAT (WSE: CPS) and EUROCASH (WSE: EUR), gaining 1.63%, 1.29%, 0.69% and 0.68% respectively. On the contrary, JSW (WSE: JSW), PGNIG (WSE: PGN), KGHM (WSE: KGH), LOTOS (WSE: LTS) and GTC (WSE: GTC) lagged following their gains in the previous session, posting losses in the range 1.98%-6.04%.
Only 3 out of 11 WIG sub-sector indices closed higher: the food companies benchmark - the WIG-SPOZYW index added 2.61%, the IT-companies' measure - the WIG-INFO index gained 0.99% and the madia names indicator - the WIG-MEDIA index inched up 0.29%. At the same time, the basic material producers - the WIG-SUROWC index (-2.99%) produced the biggest losses, followed by benchmarks tracking the performance of the oil&gas industry and the chemicals sector - the WIG-PALIWA index (-1.54%) and the WIG-CHEMIA (-1.05%).