Stocks end slightly lower

Stocks ended slightly lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, with investors sidelined ahead of developments in a mid-term fiscal strategy programme discussed by the government. The composite index of the market fell 0.78 pct to end at 1,323.27 points, with turnover shrinking to 62.980 million euros. The Big Cap index fell 1.01 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 1.27 pct lower and the Small Cap index rose 0.57 pct. ATEbank (10 pct), Viohalco (2.96 pct), Titan (1.95 pct) and Coca-Cola 3E (1.14 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while MIG (4.29 pct), OTE (3.23 pct), National Bank (2.29 pct) and Eurobank (2.05 pct) were top losers.
The Technology (2.37 pct), Food (1.14 pct) and Constructions (1.0 pct) sectors scored gains, while Telecoms (3.23 pct), Financial Services (3.97 pct) and Health (2.31 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 77 to 68 with another 45 issues unchanged. ATEbank (10 pct), Allatini Ceramics (10 pct) and Q&R (9.52 pct) were top gainers, while Imperio (25.93 pct), Elfico (17.86 pct) and Altec (16.67 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  Unchanged
Industrials:  +0.90%
Commercial:  -0.04%
Construction:  +1.00%
Media:  Unchanged
Oil & Gas:  +0.72%
Personal & Household:  -0.56%
Raw Materials:  -1.60%
Travel & Leisure:  -1.54%
Technology:  +2.37%
Telecoms:  -3.23%
Banks:  -1.40%
Food & Beverages:  +1.14%
Health:  -2.31%
Utilities:  -0.04%
Chemicals:  +0.59%
Financial Services:  -3.97%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  3.49
ATEbank:  1.32
Public Power Corp (PPC):  9.77
HBC Coca Cola:  17.70
Hellenic Petroleum:  7.03
National Bank of Greece:  5.13
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  3.35
OPAP:  12.00
OTE:  6.89
Bank of Piraeus:  1.08
Titan:  17.25

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