Stocks surge 2.66% on Tuesday

Stocks jumped 2.66 pct on the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday upon expectations that the Greek Parliament will approve, by a majority vote, the crucial mid-term fiscal strategy plan. Market sentiment was also encouraged by a positive response to a French plan over the participation of private investors in a second bailout package for Greece.
The composite index rose 2.66 pct to end at 1,258.84 points, with turnover rising to 84.104 million euros. The Big Cap index jumped 3.26 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 3.23 pct higher and the Small Cap index rose 2.64 pct. All blue chip stocks ended higher with Ellaktor (10.65 pct), Hellenic Postbank (10 pct), MIG (6.67 pct) and Eurobank (5.84 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day.

Banks (4.74 pct), Raw Materials (4.67 pct) and Constructions (4.21 pct) were top gainers, while Media (8.16 pct) and Commerce (0.95 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 100 to 30 with another 40 issues unchanged. Mohlos (11.11 pct), GEK Terna (10.80 pct), Ellaktor (10.65 pct) were top gainers, while AXON Holdings (20 pct), Space Hellas (17.39 pct) and TBank (14.29 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:

Insurance:  Unchanged
Industrials:  +3.35%
Commercial:  -0.95%
Construction:  +4.21%
Media:  -8.16%
Oil & Gas:  +2.23%
Personal & Household:  +2.32%
Raw Materials:  +4.67%
Travel & Leisure:  +1.54%
Technology:  +3.59%
Telecoms:  Unchanged
Banks:  +4.74%
Food & Beverages:  +0.99%
Health:  -0.69%
Utilities:  +2.04%
Chemicals:  +0.76%
Financial Services:  +6.74%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  3.42
ATEbank:  1.26
Public Power Corp (PPC):  9.30
HBC Coca Cola:  18.50
Hellenic Petroleum:  6.50
National Bank of Greece:  4.90
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  3.26
OPAP:  10.20
OTE:  6.08
Bank of Piraeus:  1.07
Titan:  16.86

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