Stocks continued moving higher, although at a much slower pace, for the seventh consecutive session in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday supported by buying interest for blue chip stocks. The composite index of the market rose 0.67 pct to end at 1,675.14 points, with turnover falling to 116.621 million euros. The Big Cap index rose 1.06 pct, the Mid Cap index eased 0.65 pct and the Small Cap index ended 1.98 pct higher.

The Telecoms (5.60 pct) and Raw Materials (1.31 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Health (2.71 pct) and Food (1.58 pct) suffered losses.

OTE (5.60 pct), Alpha Bank (2.46 pct), Viohalco (2.0 pct) and Mytilineos (1.86 pct) were major gainers among blue chip stocks, while Titan (1.85 pct), Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (1.69 pct) and Piraeus Bank (1.18 pct) were major losers.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 94 to 79 with another 54 issues unchanged. Sfakianakis (20 pct), Attikat (14.29 pct) and Attica Bank (12.75 pct) were top gainers, while Paperpack (18.92 pct), Ridenco (12.5 pct) and Kyriakoulis Yachts (10 pct) were top losers.

 

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

Unchanged

Industrials:

+0.39%

Commercial:

-0.59%

Construction:

-0.77%

Media:

-1.00%

Oil & Gas:

+0.25%

Personal & Household:

-1.07%

Raw Materials:

+1.31%

Travel & Leisure:

+1.14%

Technology:

+0.38%

Telecoms:

+5.60%

Banks:

+1.29%

Food & Beverages:

-1.58%

Health:

-2.71%

Utilities:

-0.60%

Chemicals:

-0.84%

Financial Services:

Unchanged

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, OTE, OPAP and Alpha Bank.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank: 5.00

 

ATEbank:

0.81

Public Power Corp (PPC):

12.50

HBC Coca Cola:

21.50

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.41

National Bank of Greece:

7.72

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.99

OPAP:

15.60

OTE:

7.92

Bank of Piraeus:

1.67

Titan:

15.36