Polish equity market closed lower on Tuesday. The broad measure, the WIG index, lost 0.34%. Sector performance within the WIG Index was mixed. Chemicals sector ( 3.57%) was best performer, while utilities (-2.01%) recorded the worst result.
The large-cap benchmark, the WIG30 Index, fell by 0.46%. Within the index components, gencos TAURON PE (WSE: TPE) and ENERGA (WSE: ENG) were the weakest performers, tumbling by 4.26% and 4.24% respectively. Other major losers included financial sector names HANDLOWY (WSE: BHW), PEKAO (WSE: PEO) and PZU (WSE: PZU), slumping 2.89%, 2.58% and 2.12% respectively. On the other side of the ledger, FMCG wholesaler EUROCASH (WSE: EUR) led the advancers, climbing by 7.32% after two consecutive sessions of declines. It was followed by chemical producers GRUPA AZOTY (WSE: ATT) and SYNTHOS (WSE: SNS), jumping by 5.31% and 4.32% respectively.
The Warsaw Stock Exchange will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 6, due to celebration of Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Święto Trzech Króli) in Poland.