Stocks ended flat at the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday with investors sidelined ahead of a crucial vote in Parliament on a Mid-term Fiscal Strategy Programme.
The composite index of the market eased 0.52 pct to end at 1,226.22 points, off the day’s lows of 1,215.6 points. Turnover remained a disappointing low 56.700 million euros. The Big Cap index rose 0.06 pct, the Mid Cap index fell 2.69 pct and the Small Cap index ended 1.02 pct lower. Alpha Bank (2.18 pct), National Bank (1.75 pct) and Eurobank (1.32 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while OPAP (2.80 pct), PPC (2.35 pct) and Hellenic Postbank (1.89 pct) were top losers.

The Telecoms (1.16 pct) and Banks (1.0 pct) sectors scored gains, while Health (6.36 pct), Commerce (3.68 pct) and Utilities (2.37 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 95 to 45 with another 40 issues unchanged. Allatini Ceramics (14.29 pct), Sprider (10 pct) and Lambrakis Press (8.70 pct) were top gainers, while Eurobrokers (20 pct), Pegasus (20 pct) and AXON Holdings (18.37 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  -2.00%
Industrials:  -1.44%
Commercial:  -3.68%
Construction:  +0.06%
Media:  Unchanged
Oil & Gas:  -0.89%
Personal & Household:  +0.30%
Raw Materials:  -0.45%
Travel & Leisure:  -2.89%
Technology:  +0.23%
Telecoms:  +1.16%
Banks:  +1.00%
Food & Beverages:  -0.94%
Health:  -6.36%
Utilities:  -2.37%
Chemicals:  +0.47%
Financial Services:  -1.91%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  3.28
ATEbank:  1.21
Public Power Corp (PPC):  9.15
HBC Coca Cola:  18.32
Hellenic Petroleum:  6.33
National Bank of Greece:  4.65
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  3.08
OPAP:  10.06
OTE:  6.08
Bank of Piraeus:  1.02
Titan:  16.50