Stocks ended moderately higher at the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, following a similar trend in international markets. The composite index rose 0.68 pct up to end at 1,580.67 points, but off the day’s highs of 1,596.40 points. Turnover, however, remained a low 99.126 million euros.

The Big Cap index rose 0.87 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.20 pct higher and the Small Cap index rose 0.74 pct. Titan (6.76 pct), ATEbank (5.33 pct), Ellaktor (4.72 pct) and Cyprus Bank (4.58 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while PPC (2.82 pct), Jumbo (2.23 pct) and Marfin Popular Bank (2.13 pct) were top losers.

The Construction (5.14 pct) and Telecommunications (3.75 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Utilities (2.03 pct) and Personal Products (1.62 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 89 to 61 with another 58 issues unchanged. Technical Publications (18.92 pct), Maillis (12.5 pct) and Mevaco (10 pct) were top gainers, while Sprider Stores (16.67 pct), Spider (13.64 pct) and Alter (8.16 pct) were top losers.

 

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

Unchanged

Industrials:

+0.14%

Commercial:

+1.62%

Construction:

+5.14%

Media:

+0.56%

Oil & Gas:

-0.51%

Personal & Household:

-1.62%

Raw Materials:

+1.42%

Travel & Leisure:

-0.12%

Technology:

+1.97%

Telecoms:

+3.75%

Banks:

+0.66%

Food & Beverages:

+0.15%

Health:

+1.39%

Utilities:

-2.03%

Chemicals:

-0.24%

Financial Services:

+0.37%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.94

ATEbank:

0.79

Public Power Corp (PPC):

11.39

HBC Coca Cola:

19.80

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.37

National Bank of Greece:

6.65

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.59

OPAP:

15.78

OTE:

7.47

Bank of Piraeus:

1.56

Titan:

18.00