Stocks fell to new 2011 lows in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, hit by a decision by S&P to cut the country’s credit rating by two notches to B. The composite index of the market fell 1.47 pct to end at 1,349.91 points, remaining on a downward trend of the sixth consecutive session. Turnover, however, improved to 110.123 million euros.
The Big Cap index fell 2.17 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 1.20 pct lower and the Small Cap index fell 1.95 pct. Coca-Cola 3E (3.90 pct), Mytilineos (1.39 pct), Hellenic Petroleum (1.16 pct) and Viohalco (0.51 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while OTE (5.14 pct), Ellaktor (4.76 pct), National Bank (4.07 pct) and OPAP (3.66 pct) suffered losses.

The Food (3.68 pct), Media (3.98 pct) and Raw Materials (0.65 pct) sectors scored gains, while Telecoms (5.14 pct), Travel (3.50 pct), Technology (3.07 pct) and Banks (2.79 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 123 to 27 with another 39 issues unchanged. Altec (20 pct), Vovos (8.0 pct) and Nutriart (7.69 pct) were top gainers, while Elfico (17.65 pct), Sfakianakis (16 pct) and Unibios (14.29 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:   -1.72%
Industrials:   -0.10%
Commercial:  -1.32%
Construction:  -2.18%
Media:  +3.98%
Oil & Gas:  -0.10%
Personal & Household:  -1.89%
Raw Materials:  +0.65%
Travel & Leisure:  -3.50%
Technology:  -3.07%
Telecoms:  -5.14%
Banks:  -2.79%
Food & Beverages:  +3.68%
Health:  -2.85%
Utilities:  -3.06%
Chemicals:  -0.26%
Financial Services:  Unchanged

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, OPAP, OTE and Coca Cola 3E.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  3.44
ATEbank:  0.45
Public Power Corp (PPC):  10.70
HBC Coca Cola:  18.10
Hellenic Petroleum:  7.00
National Bank of Greece:  4.72
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  3.22
OPAP:  13.97
OTE:  7.02
Bank of Piraeus:  1.00
Titan:  17.00