Stocks ended lower for the 10th consecutive session at the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, unable to sustain an early advance of prices. The composite index fell 0.95 pct to end at 1,176.88 points, for a net loss of 5.93 pct in the week. The index is down 10.06 pct in the 10-day decline. Turnover remained a low 60.963 million euros.
The Big Cap index fell 1.22 pct, the Mid Cap index eased 0.59 pct and the Small Cap index rose 0.95 pct. Marfin Popular Bank (4.26 pct), OPAP (2.21 pct) and PPC (0.88 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Ellaktor (6.20 pct), OTE (3.95 pct) and National Bank (3.67 pct) were top losers.
The Media (9.76 pct) and Travel (2.0 pct) sectors scored gains, while Insurance (4.08 pct), Telecoms (3.95 pct) and Constructions (2.48 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 68 to 56 with another 51 issues unchanged. AEGEK (18.75 pct), Pegasus (12.5 pct) and Boutaris (12.5 pct) were top gainers, while Maillis (15.38 pct), ATEbank (14.93 pct) and Sato (12.5 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:     -4.08%
Industrials:     -1.98%
Commercial:     Unchanged
Construction:     -2.48%
Media:     +9.76%
Oil & Gas:     -0.76%
Personal & Household:     -0.91%
Raw Materials:     -0.05%
Travel & Leisure:     +2.00%
Technology:     +0.22%
Telecoms:     -3.95%
Banks:     -1.88%
Food & Beverages:     +0.30%
Health:     +0.31%
Utilities:     +0.75%
Chemicals:     +0.19%
Financial Services:     -1.11%

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, Coca Cola 3E, Alpha Bank and OPAP.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:     2.93
Public Power Corp (PPC):     9.17
HBC Coca Cola:     18.71
Hellenic Petroleum:     6.14
National Bank of Greece:     4.20
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:     2.70
OPAP:     11.09
OTE:     5.60
Bank of Piraeus:     0.87
Titan:     15.60