Stocks ended slightly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange, extending their decline for the seventh consecutive session on Tuesday. The composite index of the market eased 0.20 pct to end at 1,489.46 points with turnover shrinking to 79.899 million euros. The Big Cap index fell 0.14 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.60 pct down and the Small Cap index fell 0.66 pct. Cyprus

Bank (3.28 pct), OTE (1.32 pct) and Marfin Popular Bank (1.18 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (2.29 pct), Titan (1.73 pct) and National Bank (1.0 pct) were major losers. The Chemicals (4.37 pct) and Telecommunications (1.32 pct) sectors scored gains, while Media (4.94 pct) and Health (3.24 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 82 to 69 with another 53 issues unchanged. Vivere (27.4 pct), Altec (16.67 pct), AEGEK (11.11 pct) and Thrace Plastics (9.62 pct) were top gainers, while Edrasi (14.29 pct), Imperio (13.33 pct) and Unibios (12.5 pct) were top losers.

 

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance: unchanged

 

Industrials:

+0.51%

Commercial:

-0.04%

Construction:

-1.49%

Media:

-4.94%

Oil & Gas:

-0.51%

Personal & Household:

-1.22%

Raw Materials:

+0.57%

Travel & Leisure:

-0.80%

Technology:

-1.57%

Telecoms:

+1.32%

Banks:

-0.14%

Food & Beverages:

-0.45%

Health:

-3.24%

Utilities:

+0.86%

Chemicals:

+4.37%

Financial Services:

-0.60%

 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:

4.35

ATEbank:

0.67

Public Power Corp (PPC):

11.61

HBC Coca Cola:

19.16

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.26

National Bank of Greece:

5.94

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.06

OPAP:

14.88

OTE:

7.70

Bank of Piraeus:

1.28

Titan:

17.00