Stocks ended Monday’s session moderately lower, remaining on a downward trend for the second consecutive session at the Athens Stock Exchange. The composite index of the market fell 0.48 pct to end at 1,653.63 points, with turnover falling to 113.159 million euros.

The Big Cap index fell 0.88 pct, the Mid Cap index rose 0.67 pct and the Small Cap index ended 0.34 pct higher.

Viohalco (2.6 pct), Piraeus Bank (1.86 pct) and OTE (1.29 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Eurobank (3.93 pct), Marfin Popular Bank (3.64 pct) and MIG (2.74 pct) were major losers.

The Technology (4.83 pct), Insurance (1.51 pct) and Chemicals (1.47 pct) sectors scored gains, while Media (3.50 pct) and Banks (1.46 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 89 to 79 with another 54 issues unchanged. Intrakat (19.42 pct), Koumbas (17.65 pct) and Hellenic Postbank (13.33 pct) were top gainers, while Attica Publications (19.57 pct), Paperpack (18.75 pct) and Atti-kat (12.5 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

+1.51%

Industrials:

+1.31%

Commercial:

+0.19%

Construction:

-0.09%

Media:

-3.50%

Oil & Gas:

+0.88%

Personal & Household:

+0.56%

Raw Materials:

-1.09%

Travel & Leisure:

-0.38%

Technology:

+4.83%

Telecoms:

+1.29%

Banks:

-1.46%

Food & Beverages:

-0.84%

Health:

-0.18%

Utilities:

-1.32%

Chemicals:

+1.47%

Financial Services:

-1.02%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.59

ATEbank:

0.80

Public Power Corp (PPC):

11.80

HBC Coca Cola:

21.92

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.40

National Bank of Greece:

7.50

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.65

OPAP:

15.90

OTE:

7.85

Bank of Piraeus:

1.64

Titan:

15.68