Stocks end flat on Friday

Stocks ended flat at the last trading session of a very volatile week at the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday. The composite index of the market ended at 886.73 points, unchanged from Thursday, after rising to 921.80 points early in the session.
The index ended 0.58 pct down in the week, losing 37.29 pct so far this year. Turnover improved slightly to 65.407 million euros.

The Big Cap index rose 0.47 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.29 pct higher and the Small Cap index rose 1.10 pct. Marfin Popular Bank (6.06 pct), Eurobank (4.10 pct), National Bank (2.62 pct) and Cyprus Bank (2.46 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while OPAP (2.35 pct), Motor Oil (2.17 pct) and Jumbo (1.72 pct) were top losers.

The Health (5.90 pct), Banks (2.76 pct) and Insurance (2.44 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Chemicals (4.02 pct) and Travel (2.0 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 79 to 52 with another 50 issues unchanged. Vioter (18.18 pct), Perseus (13.79 pct) and Imperio (12.5 pct) were top gainers, while Eurodrip (9.88 pct), Olympic Catering (8.33 pct) and Spider (7.69 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  +2.44%
Industrials:  +0.61%
Commercial:  -1.26%
Construction:  -0.21%
Oil & Gas:  -0.20%
Personal & Household:  -1.66%
Raw Materials:  +1.03%
Travel & Leisure:  -2.00%
Technology:  +0.26%
Telecoms:  -0.73%
Banks:  +2.67%
Food & Beverages:  -1.44%
Health:  +5.90%
Utilities:  -0.03%
Chemicals:  -4.02%
Financial Services:  +0.26%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  1.77
Public Power Corp (PPC):  5.75
HBC Coca Cola:  14.02
Hellenic Petroleum:  5.75
National Bank of Greece:  3.13
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  1.27
OPAP:  8.30
OTE:  4.08
Bank of Piraeus:  0.57
Titan:  12.64

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