Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the composite index of the market losing 0.51 pct to end at 843.12 points. The index jumped 1.82 pct during the session on talk that the German and French leaders would make a joint comment on the Greek debt crisis. An official rejection of the information returned the market to a downward trend. Turnover rose slightly to 63.894 million euros.
PPC (4.84 pct), Piraeus Bank (3.57 pct), National Bank (3.14 pct) and Marfin Popular Bank (3.03 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Coca-Cola 3E (4.83 pct), Ellaktor (4.19 pct) and Eurobank (2.59 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses.
The Big Cap index fell 0.10 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 0.97 pct higher and the Small Cap index rose 0.08 pct. The Insurance (4.88 pct), Utilities (4.40 pct) and Financial Services (1.88 pct) sectors scored gains, while the Food (4.65 pct), Travel (2.16 pct) and Commerce (1.37 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 69 to 51 with another 52 issues unchanged. Spider (16.67 pct), Loulis Mills (10 pct) and Vioter (9.09 pct) were top gainers, while Dromeas (9.52 ct), FHL Mermeren (9.38 pct) and Alko (8.89 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:     +4.88%
Industrials:     +0.93%
Commercial:     -1.37%
Construction:     -0.81%
Oil & Gas:     +0.13%
Personal & Household:     -0.05%
Raw Materials:     -0.18%
Travel & Leisure:     -2.16%
Technology:     -0.38%
Telecoms:     -0.51%
Banks:     +1.65%
Food & Beverages:     -4.65%
Health:     -0.66%
Utilities:     +4.40%
Chemicals:     +0.84%
Financial Services:     +1.88%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index
closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:     1.58
Public Power Corp (PPC):     5.85
HBC Coca Cola:     12.80
Hellenic Petroleum:     5.67
National Bank of Greece:     2.96
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:     1.13
OPAP:     7.65
OTE:     3.93
Bank of Piraeus:     0.58
Titan:     12.10