Stocks ended lower during the last trading session of a positive week, ending a seven-day rally in the Athens Stock Exchange which pushing the composite index of the market 9.17 pct higher.

The index fell 0.80 pct to end at 1,661.68 points, after flirting with the 1,700 level in intra-day trading. Market sources said talk of a share capital increase plan by Alpha Bank -dismissed by the bank- turned market participants to sellers. The index rose 4.43 pct in the week. Turnover was 145.502 million euros. The Big Cap index fell 1.21 pct, the Mid Cap index eased 1.08 pct and the Small Cap index fell.

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (2.79 pct), OPAP (2.56 pct) and Ellaktor (2.03 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Alpha Bank (7.0 pct), MIG (3.95 ct) and PPC (3.76 pct) were top losers.

The Food (2.61 pct) and Travel (2.34 pct) sectors scored gains, while Health (3.41 pct), Utilities (3.25 pct) and Banks (2.51 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 108 to 73 with another 36 issues unchanged. Intrakat (15.73 pct), Hellenic Postbank (11.11 pct) and Euroholdings (10 pct) were top gainers, while Paperpack (20 pct), Unibios (11.11 pct) and Olympic Catering (10 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

-2.93%

Industrials:

+0.24%

Commercial:

-1.28%

Construction:

+1.00%

Media:

-0.89%

Oil & Gas:

-0.77%

Personal & Household:

-0.89%

Raw Materials:

-2.06%

Travel & Leisure:

+2.34%

Technology:

-0.01%

Telecoms:

-2.15%

Banks:

-2.51%

Food & Beverages:

+2.61%

Health:

-3.41%

Utilities:

-3.25%

Chemicals:

-1.22%

Financial Services:

-2.51%

 

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

 

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.65

ATEbank:

0.80

Public Power Corp (PPC):

12.03

HBC Coca Cola:

22.10

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.33

National Bank of Greece:

7.59

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.84

OPAP:

16.00

OTE:

7.75

Bank of Piraeus:

1.61

Titan:

15.59