Stocks end 11-day decline

Stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, halting an 11-day decline of prices which pushed the composite index of the market 10.45 pct down. The index rose 1.37 pct to end at 1,187.74 points, with turnover remaining a low 66.169 million euros. Market sentiment was encouraged by a positive climate in other European markets.
The Big Cap index rose 1.42 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.44 pct higher and the Small Cap index ended 0.89 pct up. Mytilineos (4.10 pct), Eurobank (3.47 pct), Coca-Cola 3E (3.45 pct) and National Bank (2.59 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, with Jumbo (2.20 pct), PPC (2.09 pct) and MIG (1.92 pct) ending lower.

The Food (3.41 pct), Raw Materials (2.48 pct) and Banks (2.02 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Utilities (1.82 pct) and Personal Products (1.26 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 86 to 44 with another 47 issues unchanged. Nakas (9.68 pct), Sfakianakis (9.52 pct) and MIG Real Estate (9.43 pct) were top gainers, while Technical Publications (9.76 pct), FG Europe (9.09 pct) and Alumil (8.33 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance: +2.13%
Industrials: +1.12%
Commercial: +0.39%
Construction: +1.20%
Media: Unchanged
Oil & Gas: +2.00%
Personal & Household: -1.26%
Raw Materials: +2.48%
Travel & Leisure: +0.75%
Technology: +1.08%
Telecoms: -0.35%
Banks: +2.02%
Food & Beverages: +3.41%
Health: -0.95%
Utilities: -1.82%
Chemicals: +1.00%
Financial Services: -0.90%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank: 2.95
Public Power Corp (PPC): 8.90
HBC Coca Cola: 19.19
Hellenic Petroleum: 6.24
National Bank of Greece: 4.36
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 2.68
OPAP: 10.88
OTE: 5.62
Bank of Piraeus: 0.85
Titan: 15.40

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