Greek stocks recovered on Tuesday after a six-day decline in the market which pushed the composite index 5.91 pct lower. The composite index of the Athens Stock Exchange rose 1.44 pct to end at 1,369.30 points, with turnover at 97.645 million euros.
The Big Cap index jumped 2.29 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.51 pct higher and the Small Cap index rose 2.15 pct. Alpha Bank (9.30 pct), National Bank (6.99 pct), Eurobank (5.90 pct) and Hellenic Postbank (3.42 pct) were major gainers among blue chip stocks, while Jumbo (1.64 pct), MIG (1.47 pct) and Coca-Cola 3E (1.38 pct) were major losers.
The Banks (5.36 pct), Media (3.83 pct) and Raw Materials (2.52 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Food (1.28 pct) and Commerce (1.13 pct) suffered losses.
Broadly, advancers led decliners by 95 to 50 with another 50 issues unchanged. Vovos (18.52 pct), Alpha Grissin (10 pct), Techical Publications (9.68 pct) and Sfakianakis (9.52 pct) were top gainers, while Koumpas (11.11 pct), General Commerce (8.70 pct) and Pegasus (8.57 pct) were top losers.
Sector indices ended as follows:
Oil & Gas: +1.39%
Personal & Household: -0.87%
Raw Materials: +2.52%
Travel & Leisure: -0.46%
Food & Beverages: -1.28%
Financial Services: +0.48%
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: 3.76
Public Power Corp (PPC): 10.62
HBC Coca Cola: 17.85
Hellenic Petroleum: 7.06
National Bank of Greece: 5.05
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 3.41
Bank of Piraeus: 1.03