Greek stocks end slightly higher

Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday in thin trading conditions as investors remained sidelined awaiting fresh news and incentives. The composite index of the market rose 0.19 pct to end at 660.56 points, off the day’s highs of 665.25 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.15 pct and the Mid Cap index eased 0.72 pct. Turnover was a low 40.702 million euros in volue of 56,527,448 shares.

Piraeus Bank (2.34 pct), Jumbo (2.20 pct) and PPC (1.69 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day among blue chip stocks, while Viohalco (2.76 pct), Grivalia Properties (2.21 pct) and Coca Cola HBC (1.81 pct) suffered heavy losses.

Among market sectors, Utilities (1.74 pct) and Personal Products (1.58 pct) scored big gains, while Food (1.82 pct), Real Estate (1.39 pct) and Commerce (1.30 pct) suffered losses.

National Bank and Piraeus Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 60 to 38 with another 23 issues unchanged. Sfakianakis (19.87 pct), Frigoglass (19.81 pct) and Varvaresos (18.18 pct) scored big gains, while Motodynamic (17.27 pct), Spyrou Farm (9.87 pc) and Inform Lycos (9.52 pct) were top losers.


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