Stocks suffered further losses at the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, with market sentiment negatively affected by developments in Ireland and a worsening picture of Greek fiscal data.

The composite index of the market fell 1.10 pct to end at 1,493.59 points, off the day’s lows of -2.20 pct. Turnover was an improved 126.149 million euros. ATEbank (5 pct), Ellaktor (3.97 pct), Hellenic Postbank (3.75 pct) were top losers among blue chip stocks, while Titan (1.55 pct), PPC (1.31 pct) and Alpha Bank (0.66 pct) were among gainers.

The Big Cap index dropped 1.12 pct, the Mid Cap index fell 1.45 pct and the Mid Cap eased 0.97 pct. The Utilities (0.72 pct), Industrial Products (0.20 pct) and Travel (0.03 pct) scored gains, while Insurance (3.90 pct), Health (2.98 pct) and Media (2.09 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 98 to 51 with another 49 issues unchanged. Hellenic Textiles (9.38 pct), Biokarpet (8.96 pct) and Ideal (8.74 pct) were top gainers, while Vell Group (14.29 pct), Marfin Egnatia (11.90 pct) and AEGEK (10.34 pct) were top losers.

 

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

-3.90%

Industrials:

+0.20%

Commercial:

-1.20%

Construction:

-0.34%

Media:

-2.09%

Oil & Gas:

-1.62%

Personal & Household:

-1.71%

Raw Materials:

-1.43%

Travel & Leisure:

+0.03%

Technology:

-1.78%

Telecoms:

-1.17%

Banks:

-1.52%

Food & Beverages:

-1.97%

Health: -2.98%

 

Utilities:

+0.72%

Chemicals:

-1.38%

Financial Services:

-0.74%

 

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, Alpha Bank, Coca Cola 3E and Eurobank.

 

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.55

ATEbank:

0.76

Public Power Corp (PPC):

12.38

HBC Coca Cola:

19.30

Hellenic Petroleum:

5.41

National Bank of Greece:

7.25

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.30

OPAP:

12.61

OTE:

5.93

Bank of Piraeus:

3.19

Titan:

15.74