Stocks fell to 2011 lows at the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, hit by uncertainties over political developments in the country and by a new surge in Greek bond spreads and CDS to record highs. The composite index of the market fell 2.81 pct to end at 1,208.09 points, after falling as low as 1,197.28 points during the session. Turnover was a low 85.329 million euros. The Big Cap index fell 2.87 pct, the Mid Cap index fell 3.08 pct and the Small Cap index ended 2.14 pct lower. ATEbank (4.46 pct) and Viohalco (0.77 pct) were the only blue chip stocks to end higher, while MIG (5.08 pct), Marfin Popular Bank (4.92 pct), Alpha Bank (4.29 pct) and Ellaktor (4.39 pct) were top losers.
All sector indices ended lower with the Travel (4.0 pct), Financial Services (3.93 pct), Health (3.66 pct) and Banks (3.37 pct) suffering the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 104 to 31 with another 34 issues unchanged. Xylemporia (11.36 pct), Lambrakis Press (10 pct) and Druckfarben (8.33 pct) were top gainers, while Pairis Plastics (19.23 pct), AEGEK (17.65 pct) and Vovos (14.71 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  Unchanged
Industrials:  -0.68%
Commercial:  -2.41%
Construction:  -1.93%
Media:  Unchanged
Oil & Gas:  -2.03%
Personal & Household:  -1.93%
Raw Materials:  -1.01%
Travel & Leisure:  -4.00%
Technology:  -1.19%
Telecoms:  -1.33%
Banks:  -3.37%
Food & Beverages:  -3.10%
Health:  -3.66%
Utilities:  -2.27%
Chemicals:  Unchanged
Financial Services:  -3.93%

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, OPAP, EFG Eurobank Ergasias and OTE.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  3.12
ATEbank:  1.17
Public Power Corp (PPC):  9.14
HBC Coca Cola:  17.52
Hellenic Petroleum:  6.33
National Bank of Greece:  4.38
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  2.90
OPAP:  10.85
OTE:  5.92
Bank of Piraeus:  0.97
Titan:  16.30