Stocks lose 2.21 pct on Mon.

Stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday as investors mostly sold-off bank shares towards the end of the session, pushing the general index down 2.21 pct to close at 940.72.
Turnover remained low, totalling only 33.35 million euros, the lowest such figure for 2011.
The Big Cap index dropped 2.38 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 1.97 pct lower and the Small Cap index dropped 1.23 pct.
Personal Goods (4.78 pct) and Chemicals (1.00 pct) posted the only percentage gains of the day, while Insurances (-9.76 pct), Foodstuffs (-3.53 pct) and Banks (-3.47 pct) recorded the biggest losses of the day. Broadly, advancers trailed decliners by 52 to 89 with another 53 issues remained unchanged.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  -9.76%
Industrials:  -1.20%
Commercial:  -0.50%
Construction:  -1.28%
Media:  Unchanged
Oil & Gas:  -0.83%
Personal & Household:  +4.78%
Raw Materials:  -1.56%
Travel & Leisure:  -2.39%
Technology:  -2.77%
Telecoms:  -1.65%
Banks: -3.47%
Food & Beverages:  -3.53%
Health: -0.62%
Utilities:  -0.33%
Chemicals: +1.00%
Financial Services: -0.42%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  2.52
Public Power Corp (PPC): 6.10
HBC Coca Cola: 14.50
Hellenic Petroleum: 5.33
National Bank of Greece: 3.55
EFG Eurobank Ergasias: 2.15
OPAP: 9.00
OTE: 4.18
Bank of Piraeus: 0.66
Titan: 12.70

Foreign Exchange rates – Tuesday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.462
Pound sterling 0.886
Danish kroner 7.560
Swedish kroner 9.277
Japanese yen  112.31
Swiss franc  1.151
Norwegian kroner 7.953
Canadian dollar 1.440
Australian dollar 1.398

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