Greek stocks extend decline for fourth consecutive session

Greek stocks remained on a downward trend for the fourth consecutive session in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, with selling activity focusing on bank shares. The composite index of the market fell 1.42 pct to end at 1,209.55 points, with turnover shrinking to a low 47.760 million euros.
The Big Cap index dropped 2.08 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.54 pct lower and the Small Cap index fell 0.19 pct. Motor Oil (2.48 pct), Viohalco (0.95 pct), OTE (0.87 pct) and Hellenic Petroleum (0.48 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while MIG (5.88 pct), Cyprus Bank (5.39 pct), National Bank (4.23 pct) and Piraeus Bank (3.23 pct) were top losers.
The Media (8.51 pct), Financial Services (4.18 pct) and Banks (3.72 pct) sectors suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day, while Oil (1.19 pct) and Industrial Products (0.98 pct) scored gains. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 65 to 54 with another 45 issues unchanged. Sato (12.5 pct), Evrofarma (9.09 pct) and Entersoft (8.99 pct) were top gainers, while Eurobrokers (11.11 pct), Imperio (10.53 pct) and Sanyo Hellas (10 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  Unchanged
Industrials:  +0.98%
Commercial:  -1.24%
Construction:  -0.83%
Media:  -8.51%
Oil & Gas:  +1.19%
Personal & Household:  +0.01%
Raw Materials:  +0.01%
Travel & Leisure:  -1.66%
Technology:  -2.77%
Telecoms:  +0.86%
Banks:  -3.72%
Food & Beverages:  -0.67%
Health:  -0.78%
Utilities:  -1.76%
Chemicals:  -0.61%
Financial Services:  -4.18%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  3.10
Public Power Corp (PPC):  8.70
HBC Coca Cola:  18.30
Hellenic Petroleum:  6.30
National Bank of Greece:  4.75
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  2.75
OPAP:  11.16
OTE:  5.83
Bank of Piraeus:  0.90
Titan:  14.60

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