Stocks end 9.04% up in week

Stocks soared during the last trading session of the week at the Athens Stock Exchange, as the market welcomed a Eurozone agreement on resolving the Greek debt crisis and supporting the domestic banking system. The composite index of the market ended 5.91 pct higher at 1,286.15 points for a net gain of 9.04 pct in the week. Bank shares were at the focus of buying interest. Turnover also jumped to 161.272 million euros. The Big Cap index soared 7.51 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 5.72 pct higher and the Small Cap index ended 6.55 pct up. All blue chip stocks ended higher with Alpha Bank (18.81 pct), Marfin Popular Bank (13.21 pct), Hellenic Postbank (13.11 pct), Piraeus Bank (12.09 pct) and National Bank (9.39 pct) scoring the biggest percentage gains of the day.
The Media (6.12 pct) sector was the only one to end lower, while Banks (11.68 pct), Technology (7.47 pct) and Financial Services (6.69 pct) scored gains. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 156 to 13 with another 31 issues unchanged. ATEbank (27.42 pct), Alpha Bank (18.81 pct) and Lazaridis (18.18 pct) were top gainers, while Levenderis (9.09 pct), Tzirakian (8.51 pct) and CPI (8.33 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance: +2.08%
Industrials: +3.73%
Commercial: +2.69%
Construction: +2.63%
Media: +2.63%
Oil & Gas: +5.04%
Personal & Household: +3.77%
Raw Materials: +4.65%
Travel & Leisure: +6.29%
Technology: +7.47%
Telecoms: +4.65%
Banks: +11.68%
Food & Beverages: +1.09%
Health: +6.68%
Utilities: +5.52%
Chemicals: +3.47%
Financial Services: +6.69%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank: 3.60
Public Power Corp (PPC): 9.40
HBC Coca Cola: 18.68
Hellenic Petroleum: 6.66
National Bank of Greece: 5.36
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 3.15
OPAP: 11.81
OTE: 5.85
Bank of Piraeus: 1.02
Titan: 15.10

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