Stocks ended significantly lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, with the composite index of the market falling distinctly under the 1,700 level. The index dropped 3.46 pct to end at 1,632.06 points, with turnover at 179.57 million euros.

The Big Cap index lost 3.87 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 3.87 pct lower and the Small Cap index eased 2.72 pct.

Only Media posted gains (2.95 pct), while Banks (5.19 pct) and Health (5.08 pct) and Raw Materials (4.62 pct) suffered the biggest losses. Broadly, advancers trailed decliners by 44 to 139 with another 39 issues unchanged

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

-1.49%

Industrials:

-3.37%

Commercial:

-4.60%

Construction:

-3.89%

Media:

+2.95%

Oil & Gas:

-1.39%

Personal & Household:

-4.39%

Raw Materials:

-4.62%

Travel & Leisure:

-2.09%

Technology:

-1.22%

Telecoms:

-3.21%

Banks:

-5.19%

Food & Beverages:

-0.63%

Health:

-5.08%

Utilities:

-2.38%

Chemicals:

-3.40%

Financial Services:

-3.49%

 

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, Coca Cola 3E, Piraeus Bank and Marfin Popular Bank.

 

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.49

ATEbank:

0.76

Public Power Corp (PPC):

12.10

HBC Coca Cola:

21.29

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.42

National Bank of Greece:

7.41

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.33

OPAP:

15.53

OTE:

7.84

Bank of Piraeus:

1.56

Titan:

15.38

 

Foreign Exchange rates - Friday

 

Reference buying rates per euro released

by the European Central Bank:

U.S. dollar

1.371

Pound sterling

0.854

Danish kroner

7.515

Swedish kroner

8.894

Japanese yen

113.61

Swiss franc

1.321

Norwegian kroner

7.995

Canadian dollar

1.368

Australian dollar

1.366