Stocks end significantly down

Stocks remained under pressure in yet another session at the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The composite index of the market fell 2.94 pct to end at 1,258.97 points, with turnover remaining a low 80.196 million euros.
The Big Cap index dropped 3.83 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 2.06 pct lower and the Small Cap index eased 1.30 pct. ATEbank (9.09 pct), Alpha Bank (7.65 pct), Ellaktor (6.77 pct), Marfin Popular Bank (6.06 pct) and Viohalco (5.93 pct) were top losers among blue chip stocks.

All sector indices ended lower with Constructions (5.26 pct), Banks (4.69 pct) and Travel (4.61 pct) suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 95 to 36 with another 33 issues unchanged. Dionic (10.53 pct), FHL Kyriakidis (9.43 pct) and Medicon (8.63 pct) were top gainers, while NEL (12.5 pct), Attica Publications (9.76 pct) and Euromedica (9.68 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  -1.96%
Industrials:  -2.93%
Commercial:  -1.34%
Construction:  -5.26%
Media:  Unchanged
Oil & Gas:  -1.92%
Personal & Household:  -1.70%
Raw Materials:  -2.76%
Travel & Leisure:  -4.61%
Technology:  -1.32%
Telecoms:  -2.48%
Banks:  -4.69%
Food & Beverages:  -0.01%
Health:  -1.96%
Utilities:  -3.58%
Chemicals:  -3.63%
Financial Services:  -3.67%

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, OPAP, PPC and HBC Coca Cola.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  3.14
ATEbank:  1.20
Public Power Corp (PPC):  9.40
HBC Coca Cola:  18.00
Hellenic Petroleum:  6.75
National Bank of Greece:  4.75
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  3.04
OPAP:  11.40
OTE:  6.30
Bank of Piraeus:  1.01
Titan: 16.31

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