Egypt’s benchmark EGX30 Index advanced 0.6 percent to 5,056.09 at the 2:30 p.m. close in Cairo, the highest level in more than a month.
The following shares were active on the Egyptian Exchange. Stock symbols follow company names.
Ezz Steel (ESRS EY) increased as much as 1.7 percent to 7.37 Egyptian pounds before closing at 7.31 pounds, the highest level in more than a week. Egypt’s biggest steel manufacturer will pay shareholders as of today a 25-piaster dividend on May 13.
Lecico Egypt SAE (LCSW EY) climbed 2.1 percent, the most in more than two weeks, to 4.95 pounds. First-quarter profit for the producer of sanitary ware and tiles rose 2 percent to 12.7 million pounds ($2.1 million). Revenue climbed 33 percent.
Misr Beni Suef Cement Co. (MBSC EY) advanced 0.8 percent to 52.48 pounds, the highest level this month. Shareholders of the Cairo-based producer of the building material approved a dividend distribution of 5 Egyptian pounds a share.