Stocks ended significantly higher at the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, recovering much of the losses posted in the previous two sessions. The composite index of the market increased by 2.60 pct to end at 1,502.83 points, with turnover a low 98.71 million euros.

The Big Cap index was up 2.85 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 1.11 pct up and the Small Cap index was up 1.95 pct. Hellenic Postbank posted a whopping 13.59 pct gain, while Hellenic Telecoms was up 9.92 pct.

Telecoms (9.92 pct) and Raw Materials (3.72) posted the biggest earnings of the day, while Insurances (3.26) posted the biggest losses.

Broadly, advancers led decliners 113 to 47 with another 48 issues unchanged.

 

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:

-3.26%

Industrials:

+1.60%

Commercial:

+2.76%

Construction:

+1.05%

Media:

+0.01%

Oil & Gas:

+2.82%

Personal & Household:

+1.51%

Raw Materials:

+3.72%

Travel & Leisure:

+0.09%

Technology:

-1.52%

Telecoms:

+9.92%

Banks:

+2.66%

Food & Beverages:

+2.23%

Health:

+1.44%

Utilities:

+3.43%

Chemicals:

+0.23%

Financial Services:

+1.36%

 

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

 

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index

closed in euros as follows:

Alpha Bank:

4.58

ATEbank:

0.75

Public Power Corp (PPC):

12.25

HBC Coca Cola:

19.50

Hellenic Petroleum:

5.72

National Bank of Greece:

7.18

EFG Eurobank Ergasias:

4.20

OPAP:

12.70

OTE:

6.87

Bank of Piraeus:

3.20

Titan:

15.57