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August’s European Small Cap share price gains and falls

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By Euromoney Indices
09 Sep 2015

The Euromoney Smaller European Companies Index Series currently comprises 1350 companies across 16 European countries.

Italy’s Electricals company Delclima SpA (+95.7%) and French Health company Transgene (+74.9%) were the top performing companies in the Euromoney Smaller European Companies Index Series during August.  Greece’s Banking sector performed badly with Piraeus Bank SA (-78.5%) and Eurobank Ergasias SA (-75.0%) propping up the bottom of the performance league.

Having been the worst performing sector for the last three consecutive months, Natural Resources (-3.94%) saw a change in fortune and was the best performing sector in August, with Retail Providers (-4.19%) in second place.  Basic Materials (-6.05%) followed by Business Providers (-5.92%) were the worst performing sectors. Following a positive performance in July, the Euromoney Smaller European Companies Index Series fell by -5.32% during August.

Ireland came top of the national performance league table with its 16 companies showing an average return of +3.78%.  Greece (-25.78%) came bottom of the league table, followed by Netherlands (-9.22%).


Top share price risers

Company

August

share price move (%)

Country

Industry group

Sector

Delclima SpA

+95.70

Italy

Industrial Goods

Electricals

Transgene

+74.90

France

Consumer Goods

Health

Vedanta Resources

+37.10

UK

Natural Resources

Diversified Natural Resources

Koenig & Bauer

+31.80

Germany

Industrial Goods

Industrial Machinery

H Lundbeck

+28.30

Denmark

Consumer Goods

Health


Top share price falls

Company

August

share price move (%)

Country

Industry group

Sector

Piraeus Bank SA

-78.50

Greece

Financials

Banks

Eurobank Ergasias SA

-75.00

Greece

Financials

Banks

HSS Hire Group plc

-49.30

UK

Business Providers

General Services

Abengoa B

-46.80

Spain

Basic Materials

Construction & Building Materials

Fagron

-44.60

Belgium

Consumer Goods

Health

Best performing countries

Country

August performance

(%)

Ireland

+3.78

Denmark

+0.00

UK

-2.23

Switzerland

-2.71

Sweden

-3.18












Worst performing countries

Country

August performance

(%)

Greece

-25.78

Netherlands

-9.22

Portugal

-7.00

Finland

-6.82

Spain

-6.59

Best performing sectors

Sector

August performance

(%)

Natural Resources

-3.94

Retail Providers

-4.19

Consumer Goods

-4.54

Technology

-5.33

Worst performing sectors

Sector

August performance

(%)

Basic Materials

-6.05

Business Providers

-5.92

Industrial Goods

-5.76

Financials

-5.41







Notes to editors

Performance results for individual companies are provided in local currency, whereas composite performance for the Euromoney Smaller European Companies Index Series is in Euros (EUR).

Performance results for individual companies are provided in local currency, whereas composite performance for the Euromoney Smaller European Companies Index Series is in Euros (EUR).

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Euromoney Indices
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By Euromoney Indices
09 Sep 2015