Stocks again ease down on Tuesday

Stocks ended lower at the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday despite an upward trend in other European markets, which ignored a downgrade of the Italian economy by S&P.
The composite index of the market fell 0.71 pct to end at 844.19 points. Turnover were only 45.792 million euros.
The Big Cap index fell 0.72 pct, the Mid Cap index eased 0.28 pct and the Small Cap index ended 0.28 pct higher.
The Insurance (6.98 pct) Travel (6.83 pct) and Construction (2.00 pct) sectors scored gains, while Utilities (-4.47 pct), Commerce (-3.42 pct) and Foodstuffs (2.38 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage gains of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 77 to 54 with another 63 issues unchanged.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  +6.98%
Industrials: +0.37%
Commercial:  -3.42%
Construction:  +2.00%
Oil & Gas:  -0.55%
Personal & Household:  -0.65%
Raw Materials:  +0.07%
Travel & Leisure:  +6.83%
Technology:  +0.60%
Telecoms:  -2.86%
Banks:  -1.85%
Food & Beverages:  -2.38%
Health:  +0.16%
Utilities:  -4.47%
Chemicals:  -0.60%
Financial Services:  -0.50%

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

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  1.57
Public Power Corp (PPC):  5.97
HBC Coca Cola:  12.67
Hellenic Petroleum:  5.92
National Bank of Greece:  3.08
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  1.11
OPAP:  8.00
OTE:  3.40
Bank of Piraeus:  0.58
Titan:  12.00

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