OMX’s exchanges monthly statistics January 2006
Total share trading on OMX's exchanges in January reached an all-time high with a turnover of EUR 95.9 billion (previous record: EUR 77.8 billion in October 2005). This corresponds to an average daily turnover in January of EUR 4,518 million. The number of trades also reached an all-time high in January with an average of 117,572 trades per day (previous record: 100,243 in December 2005).
• The share turnover was influenced by high trading activity on two single days: - On January 26, the number of trades totalled 145,199 (previous record 141,469 on January 18, 2006) which generated an all-time high share turnover of EUR 7.7 billion on a single day (previous record: EUR 7.6 billion on December 5, 2002). - On January 27, share turnover reached EUR 13.1 billion. This was, however, a result of extraordinary trading activity in TDC A/S in connection with the result of a takeover bid for the company. • Derivatives trading on OMX’s exchanges reached an all time-high in January with an average daily volume of 661,934 contracts (previous record: 639,580 in February 2004). • The value of average daily share trading on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange in January reached an all-time high of EUR 1,023 million (previous record: EUR 654 million in November 2005). • For the second month in a row, covered warrant trading on the Helsinki Stock Exchange reached a monthly all-time high of EUR 174.9 million corresponding to an average daily turnover of EUR 8.3 million (previous record: EUR 122.2 million in December 2005). • For the second month in a row, turnover in investment funds listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange reached an all-time high of EUR 1,950 million (previous record: EUR 1,824 million in December 2005). Share trading The value of average daily share trading amounted to EUR 4,518 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 3,148 million). The average number of trades per business day was 117,572 (during the past 12-month period: 85,568). The turnover rate was 151%. Derivative trading The average daily trading volume in Swedish, Finnish and Danish equity and fixed-income derivative products amounted to 661,934 contracts (during the past 12-month period: 491,936). The average daily number of contracts in equity derivative products amounted to 621,351 (during the past 12-month period: 453,655), while the average daily number of contracts in fixed-income derivative products amounted to 40,583 (during the past 12-month period: 38,280). The average daily premium value of stock options amounted to EUR 9.6 million (during the past 12-month period EUR 5.3 million). Bond trading The value of average daily bond trading amounted to EUR 9,347 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 10,141 million). Covered warrant trading The value of average daily warrant trading amounted to EUR 12.1 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 6.5 million). ETF / Investment fund trading The value of average daily trading in ETFs/Investment funds amounted to EUR 101 million (during the past 12-month period: EUR 68 million). Index development In January, the OMXS30 index increased by 0.2%, the OMXH25 index increased by 5.6%, the OMXC20 index decreased by 1.1%, the OMXT index decreased by 1.8%, the OMXR index increased by 0.6%, and the OMXV index decreased by 2.8%. Members On January 31, the total number of members was 149 (excluding 95 members that are members of more than one exchange) of which Stockholm Stock Exchange has 86 members, Helsinki Stock Exchange 49 members, Copenhagen Stock Exchange 50 members, Tallinn Stock Exchange 18 members, Riga Stock Exchange 17 members and Vilnius Stock Exchange 24 members. List changes Shares On January 31, the total market value of all listed companies amounted to EUR 764 billion (January 31, 2005: EUR 590 billion). In January, one company was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, and two companies were delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange one company was delisted. The total number of listed companies is 677 (excluding nine multiple listings) of which 271 companies are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 137 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 176 on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, 15 on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 44 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 43 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. Bonds The total number of listed bonds is 4,262 of which 1,596 are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, 303 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, 2,285 on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, nine on the Tallinn Stock Exchange, 33 on the Riga Stock Exchange and 36 on the Vilnius Stock Exchange. In January, 18 new bonds were registered on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, and 43 bonds were delisted. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange nine new bonds were registered, while nine were delisted. On the Copenhagen Stock Exchange 10 new bonds were listed, while 51 were delisted. On the Riga Stock Exchange one bond was delisted. On the Vilnius Stock Exchange one bond was listed, and two were delisted. Covered Warrants The total number of listed covered warrants is 1,393 of which 1,054 are listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and 339 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. In January, 67 warrants were delisted on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. On the Helsinki Stock Exchange 48 new covered warrants were listed, and 51 were delisted. Surveillance and Enforcement Stockholm Stock Exchange In January, the Stockholm Stock Exchange issued criticism to three companies 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. One company was criticized for having provided a newspaper with a press release prior to its publication to the stock market. One company was criticized because some information from a press release could be found on a stock chat site prior to its publication to the stock market. One company was criticized since it did not in due time inform the market of a research discovery that the company had made. In January, Optimail AB was placed on the Observation segment of the Stockholm Stock Exchange since the company had applied for delisting of its shares from the Exchange. During the month, seven cases have been handed over to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Three cases concerned suspected illegal insider trading, and two concerned suspected market abuse in connection with trading at year-end. Two cases were related to other supervisory matters. Helsinki Stock Exchange In January, the Helsinki Stock Exchange issued criticism to one company for having given a journalist more precise forward looking information than what had previously been published. One case of possible market abuse was reported to the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority. Copenhagen Stock Exchange In January, the Copenhagen Stock Exchange reprimanded a member firm for having reported too many transactions to the trading system in connection with the settlement of average price transactions, which is in conflict with the trading rules. The Copenhagen Stock Exchange dealt with one conditional voluntary bid submitted to the shareholders in Nørhaven A/S by Randrup Holding A/S. Two companies were transferred to the Observation segment of the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. DSV A/S as it intends to submit a recommended cash offer to the shareholders in Koninklijke Frans Maas Groep, N.V. Theodor Ejendomsvest A/S was transferred since AM Gruppen A/S and Aandahl A/S will submit a bid to the shareholders in Theodor Ejendomsinvest to acquire the shares in Theodor Ejendomsinvest. These statistics are also available at www.omxgroup.com. 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