Greek stocks resumed their upward trend following a two-day decline in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The composite index of the market rose 0.98 pct to end at 1,669.82 points, with turnover rising slightly to 134.433 million euros. The Big Cap index ended 1.11 pct higher, the Mid Cap index jumped 3.52 pct and the Small Cap index rose 2.26 pct.

MIG (5.63 pct), Mytilineos (4.97 pct) and Jumbo (3.85 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while OPAP (3.02 pct), Piraeus Bank (1.22 pct) and Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (1.19 pct) were top losers.

The Media (8.62 pct), Commerce (6.94 pct) and Financial Services (5.34 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Travel (2.62 pct) and Food (1.12 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 122 to 53 with another 38 issues unchanged. Bitros (18.75 pct), Imperio (15.38 pct) and Kordellos Bros (14.29 pct) were top gainers, while Edrasi (12.5 pct), Varveressos (17.6 pct) and Koubas (10 pct) were top losers.

 

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

+2.97%

Industrials:

+0.20%

Commercial:

+6.94%

Construction:

+1.19%

Media:

+8.62%

Oil & Gas:

+1.04%

Personal & Household:

+4.40%

Raw Materials:

+3.79%

Travel & Leisure:

-2.62%

Technology:

-0.51%

Telecoms:

+3.18%

Banks:

+1.91%

Food & Beverages:

-1.12%

Health:

+0.80%

Utilities:

+1.01%

Chemicals:

+1.71%

Financial Services:

+5.34%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.66

ATEbank:

0.80

Public Power Corp (PPC):

11.86

HBC Coca Cola:

21.66

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.53

National Bank of Greece:

7.70

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.66

OPAP:

15.42

OTE:

8.10

Bank of Piraeus:

1.62

Titan:

15.69

Foreign Exchange rates - Wednesday

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.374

Pound sterling

0.855

Danish kroner

7.514

Swedish kroner

8.841

Japanese yen

112.99

Swiss franc

1.313

Norwegian kroner

7.921

Canadian dollar

1.361

Australian dollar

1.356