Stocks again reach 2011 lows

Stocks ended moderately lower at the Athens Stock Exchange, with the composite index of the market again falling to new 2011 lows.
The index eased 0.37 pct to end at 860.74 points, following a negative trend prevailing in other European markets. The index reversed an early recovery which temporarily pushed the index above 883 points. Turnover remained a disappointing low 48.127 million euros.
The Big Cap index fell 0.78 pct, the Mid Cap index eased 0.66 pct and the Small Cap index ended 1.40 pct lower. Alpha Bank (6.29 pct) and Eurobank (9.38 pct) top losers among blue chip stocks.
The Food (3.38 pct), Utilities (3.07 pct) and Chemicals (1.67 pct) sectors scored gains, while Travel (3.48 pct) and Financial Services (2.22 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.
Broadly, decliners led advancers by 83 to 49 with another 55 issues unchanged. Pegasus (16.67 pct), Dromeas (13.33 pct) and BIK (9.46 pct) were top gainers, while Sanyo Hellas (16.67 pct), Petropoulos (15.48 pct) and Vovos (11.11 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  Unchanged
Industrials:  -0.06%
Commercial:  -0.27%
Construction:  -0.54%
Oil & Gas:  -0.96%
Personal & Household:  -1.36%
Raw Materials:  -2.14%
Travel & Leisure:  -3.48%
Technology:  -0.62%
Telecoms:  +0.49%
Banks:  -1.78%
Food & Beverages:  +3.38%
Health:  +0.84%
Utilities:  +2.07%
Chemicals:  +1.67%
Financial Services:  -2.22%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  1.64
Public Power Corp (PPC):  5.60
HBC Coca Cola:  14.18
Hellenic Petroleum:  5.65
National Bank of Greece:  2.78
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  1.16
OPAP:  8.45
OTE:  4.07
Bank of Piraeus:  0.54
Titan:  12.98

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