Greek stocks continue moving lower
Greek stocks continued moving lower for the third consecutive session in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday. The composite index of the market fell 0.72 pct to end at 746.53 points, after rising as much as 767.49 points during the session. Turnover remained a low 65.086 million euros. The Big Cap index fell 0.96 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.19 pct lower and the Small Cap index eased 0.30 pct. The Chemicals (6.72 pct) and Commerce (2.42 pct) sectors scored gains, while the Food (3.07 pct), Telecoms (2.75 pct) and Utilities (2.56 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.
Hellenic Postbank (9.64 pct), Viohalco (4.11 pct), Jumbo (2.71 pct) and Motor Oil (2.36 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Marfin Popular Bank (10.37 pct), Cyprus Bank (3.68 pct), Coca Cola 3E (3.12 pct) and PPC (3.01 pct) were top losers.
Broadly, decliners led advancers by 87 to 66 with another 26 issues unchanged. Hatzioannou (20.69 pct), Perseus (20 pct), HOL (19.80 pct) were top gainers, while Kordellou Bros (23.9 pct), Unibios (23.08 pct) and PC Systems (20 pct) were top losers.
Sector indices ended as follows:
Oil & Gas: +0.20%
Personal & Household: +2.07%
Raw Materials: -0.18%
Travel & Leisure: +1.01%
Food & Beverages: -3.07%
Financial Services: -1.13%
The stocks with the highest turnover were Alpha Bank, National Bank and Eurobank.
Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank: 1.36
Public Power Corp (PPC): 3.55
HBC Coca Cola: 13.95
Hellenic Petroleum: 5.69
National Bank of Greece: 2.31
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 1.04
Bank of Piraeus: 0.50