Greek stocks ended slightly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as the market showed signs of consolidation after several sessions of high volatility.

The composite index of the market eased 0.18 pct to end at 1,611.21 points, with turnover shrinking to 90.806 million euros. The Big Cap index fell 0.48 pct, the Mid Cap index rose 0.53 pct and the Small Cap index fell 1.03 pct. Viohalco (3.59 pct), OPAP (3.06 pct), Motor Oil (2.73 pct) and Titan (2.4 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Eurobank (3.70 pct), Alpha Bank (3.56 pct) and Marfin Popular Bank (2.11 pct) were top losers.

The Travel (2.91 pct) and Constructions (1.79 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Media (3.37 pct) and Insurance (3.44 pct) suffered losses.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 88 to 67 with another 52 issues unchanged. Unibios (14.29 pct), Creta Farm (13.08 pct) and Alpha Grissin (10 pct) were top gainers, while Altec (14.29 pct), Euromedica (13.99 pct) and Atlantic (11.11 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

-3.44%

Industrials:

+1.38%

Commercial:

+1.52%

Construction:

+1.79%

Media:

-3.37%

Oil & Gas:

+1.39%

Personal & Household:

+0.72%

Raw Materials:

+0.51%

Travel & Leisure:

+2.91%

Technology:

+0.13%

Telecoms:

-0.12%

Banks:

-1.84%

Food & Beverages:

-1.37%

Health:

+0.01%

Utilities:

+0.01%

Chemicals:

-0.24%

Financial Services:

+1.28%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

5.14

ATEbank:

0.79

Public Power Corp (PPC):

12.25

HBC Coca Cola:

18.85

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.52

National Bank of Greece:

6.78

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.95

OPAP:

16.18

OTE:

8.23

Bank of Piraeus:

1.55

Titan:

17.05