Greek stocks end moderately higher

Greek stocks ended moderately higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, after a three-day sharp decline of prices which pushed the composite index of the market 6.76 pct lower. The index rose 0.69 pct to end at 1,437.28 points, off the day’s highs of 1.44 pct. Turnover, however, remained a low 84.835 million euros.

The Big Cap index rose 1.02 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.30 pct higher and the Small Cap index fell 0.16 pct. OTE (3.12 pct), Cyprus (2.16 pct), Viohalco (2.16 pct) and Alpha Bank (2.09 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while PPC (3.05 pct), Mytilineos (1.74 pct) and Coca-Cola 3E (0.52 pct) were top losers.

The Health (4.02 pct), Telecoms (3.13 pct) and Commerce (2.85 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Utilities (2.52 pct) and Raw Materials (1.25 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 78 to 71 with another 44 issues unchanged. Alapis (12.5 pct), Athina (9.52 pct) and FHL Kyriakidis (8.82 pct) were top gainers, while Imperio (18.52 pct), Druckfarben (18.37 pct) and Bitros (13.95 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:          Unchanged
Industrials:          +1.09%
Commercial:        +2.85%
Construction:       +0.76%
Media:                 +0.33%
Oil & Gas:            +1.10%
Personal & Household:     +0.34%
Raw Materials:        -1.25%
Travel & Leisure:        +1.60%
Technology:       +1.36%
Telecoms:         +3.13%
Banks:              +1.17%
Food & Beverages:        -0.54%
Health:                +4.02%
Utilities:             -2.52%
Chemicals:         -0.75%
Financial Services:  -0.22%

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: 3.91
ATEbank: 0.48
Public Power Corp (PPC): 11.11
HBC Coca Cola: 19.10
Hellenic Petroleum: 7.29
National Bank of Greece: 5.47
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 3.67
OPAP: 14.75
OTE: 7.92
Bank of Piraeus: 1.17
Titan: 17.21

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