Stocks ended significantly lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, pushing the composite index of the market to the lowest levels since March 28, 1997. The index fell 1.91 pct to end at 1,330.28 points, for a loss of 5.92 pct so far this year. Turnover remained a disappointing low 61.033 million euros.
The Big Cap index dropped 2.61 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 1.06 pct lower and the Small Cap index fell 2.87 pct. Titan (1.74 pct), Coca-Cola 3E (1.44 pct) and PPC (0.10 pct) were the only blue chip stocks to end higher, while OPAP (8.55 pct), ATEbank (7.27 pct), Ellaktor (6.79 pct), Marfin Popular Bank (3.95 pct), Cyprus Bank (3.91 pct) and Eurobank (3.90 pct) were top losers.
The Media (4.29 pct), Food (1.30 pct) and Utilities (0.04 pct) scored gains, while Travel (8.07 pct), Financial Services (3.24 pct) and Banks (2.83 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.
Broadly, decliners led advancers by 103 to 32 with another 39 issues unchanged. Technical Publications (8.33 pct), Audiovisual (5.71 pct) and Neorio (5.26 pct) were top gainers, while Altec (16.67 pct), Dromeas (14.29 pct) and Vovos (13.18 pct) were top losers.
Sector indices ended as follows:
Oil & Gas: -1.52%
Personal & Household: -0.62%
Raw Materials: -2.34%
Travel & Leisure: -8.07%
Food & Beverages: +1.30%
Financial Services: -3.24%
The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, OTE, OPAP and DEH.
Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank: 3.48
Public Power Corp (PPC): 10.38
HBC Coca Cola: 18.28
Hellenic Petroleum: 6.97
National Bank of Greece: 4.68
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 3.20
Bank of Piraeus: 1.01