Greek stocks recovered on Tuesday after Monday’s sharp fall, supported by strong gains in OTE and Coca-Cola 3E despite a significant decline in National Bank’s share price (it ended below 6.0 euros). The composite index of the Athens Stock Exchange rose 0.97 pct to end at 1,506.25 points, with turnover remaining a low 71.870 million euros. The Big Cap index rose 1.09 pct, the Mid Cap index fell 0.24 pct and the Small Cap index ended 0.56 pct up. Hellenic Postbank (6.35 pct), MIG (4.05 pct), Titan (3.98 pct) and OTE (3.73 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Viohalco (2.61 pct) and National Bank (1.32 pct) were top losers.

The Media (5.83 pct), Telecoms (3.73 pct) and Food (2.59 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Industrial Products (1.02 pct) and Commerce (0.81 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 69 to 67 with another 58 issues unchanged. CPI (18.75 pct), Unibios (14.29 pct) and Sfakianakis (9.68 pct) were top gainers, while Altec (16.67 pct), Hatzioannou (12.5 pct) and Tegopoulos (9.09 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance: Unchanged

 

Industrials:

-1.02%

Commercial:

-0.81%

Construction:

+2.77%

Media:

+5.83%

Oil & Gas:

+0.20%

Personal & Household:

+0.43%

Raw Materials:

-0.47%

Travel & Leisure:

+1.25%

Technology:

+0.82%

Telecoms:

+3.73%

Banks:

+0.28%

Food & Beverages:

+2.59%

Health:

+1.76%

Utilities:

+0.04%

Chemicals:

-0.60%

Financial Services:

+2.10%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.53

ATEbank:

0.55

Public Power Corp (PPC):

11.67

HBC Coca Cola:

19.50

Hellenic Petroleum:

7.19

National Bank of Greece:

5.96

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.10

OPAP:

15.00

OTE:

7.78

Bank of Piraeus:

1.32

Titan:

17.78