OMX Exchanges Monthly Statistics May 2005
OMX Exchanges Monthly Statistics May 2005 On May 30, Vilnius Stock Exchange successfully launched the common Nordic Baltic trading platform SAXESS for trading on the cash markets. SAXESS is already in use at the stock exchanges in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Riga and Tallinn (all exchanges owned by OMX) as well as the stock exchanges in Oslo and Iceland. Copenhagen Stock Exchange experienced a record in May with a share trading turnover of 11 557 EUR million. The previous record was in March 2005 with a turnover of 10 350 EUR million. On May 24, 2005 the turnover in number of contracts in index futures reached an all time high. The number of traded contracts was 486 777, to be compared with the previous all time high of 338 430 contracts. Share trading The average value of share trading per business day amounted to EUR 2,798 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 2,498 million). The average number of trades per business day was 75,386 (during the past 12-month period: 67,402). The turnover velocity was 112%. Derivative trading Average derivative trading volume in Swedish, Finnish and Danish equity and fixed-income products amounted to 459,084 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 421,918) per business day. The average number of traded contracts in equity derivative products amounted to 412,983 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 393,195 contracts) per business day, while the average number of contracts in fixed-income derivative products amounted to 46,101 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 28,723 contracts) per business day. The total premium value for stock options amounted to EUR 4.5 million (during the past 12-month period EUR 4.6 million) per day. Bond trading The average value of bond trading per business day amounted to EUR 9,200 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 9,587 million). Covered warrant trading The average value of covered warrant trading per business day amounted to EUR 5.3 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 4.1 million). ETF trading / Unit trusts The average value of ETF/Unit trust trading per business day amounted to EUR 31 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 37 million). Index development During May the OMXS30 index increased by 5.7%, the OMXH25 index increased by 7.2%, the KFX index increased by 6.8%, the TALSE index decreased by 0.5%, the RIGSE index decreased by 4.0% and the VILSE index decreased by 1.6%. Members On May 31, 2005 the total number of members was 146 (excluded 86 members who are members at more than one exchange) of which Stockholm Stock Exchange had 78 members, Helsinki Stock Exchange had 47 members, Copenhagen Stock Exchange had 48 members, Tallinn Stock Exchange had 19 members,, Riga Stock Exchange had 17 members and Vilnius Stock Exchange had 23 members. List changes Shares Total market value of all listed companies amounted to EUR 631 billion on May 31 (May 29, 2004: EUR 519 billion.) During May, two companies were listed at Stockholm Stock Exchange and 1 company was delisted. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange 1 company was listed. On the Copenhagen Stock Exchange 1 company was delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange 1 company was delisted. The total number of listed companies is 678 (excluded 9 multiple listings) of which 271 companies are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 139 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 179 on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, 13 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 42 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 43 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. Bonds The total number of listed bonds is 4,123 of which 1,517 on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 292 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 2,247 on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, 6 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 30 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 31 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. In May, 72 new bonds were registered on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 39 bonds were delisted. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange 16 new bonds were registered, while 7 were delisted. On the Copenhagen Stock Exchange 29 new bonds were registered, while 14 were delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange 1 bond was listed. On the Vilnius Stock Exchange 1 new bond was listed while 1 was delisted. Covered Warrants The total number of listed covered warrants is 1,643, of which 1,361 on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 282 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In May, 192 new covered warrants were listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 137 were delisted. At the Helsinki Stock Exchange 32 new covered warrants were listed and 51 were delisted. Surveillance and Enforcement Stockholm The Stockholm Stock Exchange has issued criticism in the following three cases for infractions of the rules of the Exchange. These infractions were not of such a serious nature that they required to be handled by the Disciplinary Committee. Two companies were criticized after giving some forward-looking information during interviews. One company was criticized for not having disclosed a notice concerning acquisitions and transfers of shares according to the rules of the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committee. VLT AB and Klippan AB were placed on the Observation segment of Stockholm Stock Exchanges O-list. VLT AB due to the fact that the company did not fulfill the listing requirement regarding distribution of shares and Klippan AB because the company notified that it had severe financial problems. During the month, two cases of suspected insider trading and three cases concerning suspected price manipulations have been reported to the Financial Supervisory Authority. A sixth report was made regarding another supervisory matter. The Stockholm Stock Exchange has issued criticism towards one member company and one institutional investor for breaches of the Swedish Industry and Commerce Stock Exchange Committees rules. In both cases the breaches were of the rules concerning the disclosure of acquisitions and transfers of shares. Furthermore, the Stockholm Stock Exchange has issued criticism towards one member company for placing orders in breach of Norex Member Rules and two other member companies for inappropriate handling of price sensitive information. Helsinki During the month, one case of suspected insider trading and two cases of suspected other market abuse have been reported to the Financial Supervisory Authority. In addition, The Disciplinary Committee of The Helsinki Stock Exchange issued Nokia Corporation with a warning for breaching the disclosure requirements applicable to listed companies. The Disciplinary Committee considered that the Company had neglected to disclose without an undue delay the change concerning its previously published earnings per share forecast of which the Company was aware. For more information or comments, please contact Annika Molander, Vice President Communications, OMX Exchanges +46 8 405 66 10 These statistics are also available at www.omxgroup.com. About OMX Exchanges | OMX is a leading partner for more efficient securities transactions. OMX consists of two divisions: OMX Technology and OMX Exchanges. Through the OMX Exchanges division, OMX owns and operates the equity and derivatives exchanges in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius as well as the central securities depositories in Estonia and Latvia. Through OMX Exchanges, OMX offers access to approximately 80 percent of the Nordic and Baltic Securities market. For more information please visit www.omxgroup.com. This report comprises statistics from the Stockholm Stock Exchange, Helsinki Stock Exchange, Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Tallinn Stock Exchange, Riga Stock Exchange and Vilnius Stock Exchange. The reported figures pertain to all the six exchanges, unless otherwise stated. The full report
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