Stocks ended flat in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday with investors remaining on the sidelines on the eve of a crucial EU Summit. The composite index rose 0.25 pct to end at 1,544.88 points, with turnover remaining a low 74.781 million euros.

The Big Cap index rose 0.40 pct, the Mid Cap index eased 0.20 pct and the Small Cap index fell 0.04 pct. PPC (4.23 pct), Cyprus Bank (2.76 pct), Hellenic Postbank (2.19 pct), Mytilineos (2.16 pct) and Eurobank (1.56 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while MIG (2.56 pct), Alpha Bank (1.67 pct) and Piraeus Bank (1.40 pct) were major losers.

The Utilities (3.12 pct) and Media (2.42 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Health (3.50 pct) and Financial Services (2.23 pct) suffered losses.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 86 to 71 with another 48 issues unchanged. Atti-kat (16.67 pct), Klonatex (14.29 pct) and Dromeas (12.5 pct) were top gainers, while Alter (18.33 pct), Vivere (14.29 pct) and Neorio (13.04 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

+1.64%

Industrials:

+0.38%

Commercial:

+0.40%

Construction:

+0.57%

Media:

+2.42

Oil & Gas:

-0.24%

Personal & Household:

+0.20%

Raw Materials:

+1.68%

Travel & Leisure:

+0.06%

Technology:

-0.35%

Telecoms:

+0.80%

Banks:

+0.45%

Food & Beverages:

-0.86%

Health:

-3.50%

Utilities:

+3.12%

Chemicals:

-1.06%

Financial Services:

-2.23%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.72

ATEbank:

0.74

Public Power Corp (PPC):

11.59

HBC Coca Cola:

19.70

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.26

National Bank of Greece:

6.28

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.55

OPAP:

15.45

OTE:

7.60

Bank of Piraeus:

1.41

Titan:

17.50