Stocks remained under pressure in the last trading session of the Athens Stock Exchange pushing the composite index of the market further down. The index ended 1.05 pct lower at 1,583.20 points, for a net loss of 7.69 pct in the week. Turnover was a low 99.539 million euros.

The Big Cap index fell 1.05 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.65 pct lower and the Small Cap index eased 0.84 pct. Mytilineos (2.28 pct) and Titan (1.76 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Viohalco (3.98 pct), Ellaktor (3.25 pct), Alpha Bank (2.40 pct) and PPC (2.15 pct) were top gainers.

The Raw Materials (0.96 pct) and Chemicals (0.64 pct) sectors scored gains, while Utilities (1.92 pct) and Travel (1.81 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 95 to 57 with another 52 issues unchanged. Hellenic Sugar Industry (19.05 pct), Tegopoulos (10 pct) and Druckfarben (9.52 pct) were top gainers, while Koumpas (15.79 pct), Unibios (12.5 pct) and Paperpack (10 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

-1.58%

Industrials:

-0.34%

Commercial:

-0.91%

Construction:

+0.05%

Media:

-0.23%

Oil & Gas:

+0.17%

Personal & Household:

-0.08%

Raw Materials:

+0.96%

Travel & Leisure:

-1.81%

Technology:

-1.54%

Telecoms:

-0.55%

Banks:

-1.21%

Food & Beverages:

-1.26%

Health:

-1.00%

Utilities:

-1.92%

Chemicals:

+0.64%

Financial Services:

+0.12%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.89

ATEbank:

0.79

Public Power Corp (PPC):

11.36

HBC Coca Cola:

19.36

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.43

National Bank of Greece:

6.89

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.68

OPAP:

14.75

OTE:

7.21

Bank of Piraeus:

1.63

Titan:

16.18