Stocks ended slightly higher at the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday in thin trading conditions, reflecting cautiousness among investors over developments in a European effort to resolve a debt crisis. The composite index rose 0.33 pct to end at 1,585.85 points, for a net gain of 0.17 pct in the week. Turnover was a low 73.043 million euros.

The Big Cap index fell 0.04 pct, the Mid Cap index rose 0.01 pct and the Small Cap index fell 0.79 pct.

Jumbo (3.51 pct), Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling (2.93 pct) and MIG (1.20 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (3.21 pct), Titan (1.78 pct) and Mytilineos (1.13 pct) were top losers. The Food (2.82 pct) and Personal Products (2.80 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Chemicals (2.56 pct) and Technology (1.37 pct) suffered losses.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 89 to 58 with another 58 issues unchanged. Technical Publications (15.91 pct), Imperio (11.54 pct) and Shelman (10 pct) were top gainers, while Alter (17.78 pct), Olympic Catering (9.76 pct) and Karamolegos (9.46 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

+0.89%

Industrials:

+0.39%

Commercial:

-0.74%

Construction:

-1.27%

Media:

-0.49%

Oil & Gas:

+0.14%

Personal & Household:

+2.80%

Raw Materials:

-0.56%

Travel & Leisure:

+0.62%

Technology:

-1.37%

Telecoms:

+0.67%

Banks:

-0.84%

Food & Beverages:

+2.82%

Health:

-0.46%

Utilities:

+0.67%

Chemicals:

-2.56%

Financial Services:

-0.39%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.90

ATEbank:

0.79

Public Power Corp (PPC):

11.47

HBC Coca Cola:

20.38

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.39

National Bank of Greece:

6.60

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.58

OPAP:

15.85

OTE:

7.52

Bank of Piraeus:

1.51

Titan:

17.68