Stocks ended flat at the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday as investors remained on the sidelines awaiting more news and incentives.

The composite index ended 0.10 pct down at 1,618.98 points, with turnover shrinking further to 74.289 million euros. The Big Cap index eased 0.18 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.21 pct higher and the Small Cap index rose 0.73 pct. MIG (3.53 pct), PPC (1.67 pct) and Cyprus Bank (1.27 pct) were major gainers among blue chip stocks, while ATEbank (3.75 pct), Ellaktor (3.05 pct) and Viohalco (2.46 pct) were major losers.

The Media (2.37 pct) and Utilities (1.86 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Industrial Products (1.20 pct) and Telecoms (0.68 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 85 to 69 with another 59 issues unchanged. Epilektos (18.6 pct), Ilyda (15.56 pct) and Compucon (14.29 pct) were top gainers and Ideal (9.20 pct), Kordellos Bros (8.70 pct) and Boutaris (8.33 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

+1.53%

Industrials:

-1.20%

Commercial:

-0.39%

Construction:

-0.04%

Media:

+2.37%

Oil & Gas:

-0.42%

Personal & Household:

+1.11%

Raw Materials:

+0.80%

Travel & Leisure:

+0.09%

Technology:

+0.49%

Telecoms:

-0.68%

Banks:

-0.36%

Food & Beverages:

-0.30%

Health:

+0.28%

Utilities:

+1.86%

Chemicals:

-0.36%

Financial Services:

+1.65%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.40

ATEbank:

0.77

Public Power Corp (PPC):

12.20

HBC Coca Cola:

20.45

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.37

National Bank of Greece:

7.25

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.24

OPAP:

15.95

OTE:

7.35

Bank of Piraeus:

1.56

Titan:

15.85