Stocks ended significantly lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, remaining on a strong downward trend for the fourth consecutive session this week. The composite index fell 1.50 pct to end at 1,535.19 points, with turnover remaining a disappointing low 94.884 million euros. The Big Cap index fell 1.56 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 1.11 pct down and the Small Cap index fell 0.82 pct.

Jumbo (1.87 pct), Motor Oil (0.44 pct) and Titan (0.11 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while OPAP (4.97 pct), ATEbank (4.05 pct), Ellaktor (3.73 pct) and MIG (3.70 pct) were top losers.

The Travel (4.59 pct) and Insurance (3.07 pct) sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day, while Media (2.37 pct) and Personal Products (0.59 pct) were the only sectors to move higher.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 113 to 51 with another 47 issues unchanged. Vivere (17.39 pct), Boutaris (11.11 pct) and Dromeas (10.53 pct) were top gainers, while Euromedica (19.37 pct), Varvaressos (18.75 pct) and Imperio (16.13 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

-3.07%

Industrials:

-0.89%

Commercial:

-0.02%

Construction:

-1.19%

Media:

+2.37%

Oil & Gas:

-0.53%

Personal & Household:

+0.59%

Raw Materials:

-1.17%

Travel & Leisure:

-4.59%

Technology:

-1.66%

Telecoms:

-1.50%

Banks:

-1.16%

Food & Beverages:

-1.19%

Health:

-0.02%

Utilities:

-0.58%

Chemicals:

-0.24%

Financial Services:

-3.28%

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

 

Stocks end significantly lower

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.55

ATEbank:

0.71

Public Power Corp (PPC):

12.26

HBC Coca Cola:

18.95

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.37

National Bank of Greece:

6.27

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.40

OPAP:

15.11

OTE:

7.88

Bank of Piraeus:

1.40

Titan:

17.62