Stocks ended significantly lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the composite index of the market losing 1.39 pct to end below the 1,300 level at 1,288.32 points. Turnover shrank further to 53.864 million euros. The Big Cap index dropped 1.87 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.38 pct lower and the Small Cap index rose 0.91 pct.
Viohalco (3.19 pct), Mytilineos (1.03 pct) and Motor Oil (0.93 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while ATEbank (11.6 pct), PPC (6.57 pct), Alpha Bank (4.32 pct) and National Bank (2.88 pct) were top losers.
The Raw Materials (2.34 pct), Commerce (1.52 pct) and Industrial Products (1.22 pct) sectors scored gains, while Utilities (6.19 pct), Media (5.41 pct) and Banks (2.84 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.
Broadly, decliners led advancers by 70 to 68 with another 46 issues unchanged. Unibios (20 pct), Euromedica (19.44 pct) and Vioter (10 pct) were top gainers, while ATEbank (11.60 pct), Ideal (10 pct) and Mohlos (10 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  Unchanged
Industrials:  +1.22%
Commercial:  +1.52%
Construction:  -0.14%
Media:  -5.41%
Oil & Gas:  +0.64%
Personal & Household:  -0.18%
Raw Materials:  +2.34%
Travel & Leisure:  -1.40%
Technology:  +1.12%
Telecoms:  +0.16%
Banks:  -2.84%
Food & Beverages:  -0.86%
Health:  -1.63%
Utilities:  -6.19%
Chemicals:  -0.92%
Financial Services:  -1.98%

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:  3.54
ATEbank:  1.60
Public Power Corp (PPC):  9.81
HBC Coca Cola:  18.50
Hellenic Petroleum:  6.49
National Bank of Greece:  5.05
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  3.34
OPAP:  10.90
OTE:  6.32
Bank of Piraeus:  1.09
Titan:  16.35