Stocks continued to fall during a lacklustre session on the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, the first session following the Easter break. The composite index of the market dropped 0.40 percent to end at 1.425,57 points, well below the 1,500 level, with turnover at 41.806 million euro.
The Big Cap index dropped 0.45 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.37 pct down and the Small Cap index rose by 0.33 pct. The biggest gains among sector indices were in Insurance (1.72 percent), Commerce (1.49 percent) and Telecommunications (1.01 percent). The heaviest percentage losses were in Health (4.10 percent), Industrial Products (2.06 percent) and Travel (1.36 percent).
Ellaktro (2.01 pct), OTE (1.01 pct) and Eurobank (0.88 pct) were top ganers among blue chip stocks, while Viohalko (3.62 pct), ATEBank (2.13 pct) and Jumbo (2.88 pct) were top losers.
Broadly, advancers led decliners by 63 to 58 with another 40 issues unchanged.
Epilektos (10.00 pct), G.E. Dimitriou (9.09 pct) and Imperio (8.33 pct) were top gainers, while Kerameia Allatini (18.75 pct), ANEK preferred registered '96 (10.00 pct) and Sato (9.09 pct) were top losers.
Sector indices ended as follows:
Oil & Gas: -0.16%
Personal & Household: -0.78%
Raw Materials: -0.37%
Travel & Leisure: -1.36%
Food & Beverages: -0.30%
Financial Services: -0.88%
The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, Coca Cola 3E, OPAP and Alpha Bank.
Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank: 3.65
Public Power Corp (PPC): 11.01
HBC Coca Cola: 18.91
Hellenic Petroleum: 7.19
National Bank of Greece: 5.33
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 3.45
Bank of Piraeus: 1.09