Greek stocks end moderately higher

Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, reversing a three-day decline of the market which pushed the composite index 8.33 pct lower. The index rose 0.83 pct to end at 791.19 points, following a strong recovery in other European markets. Turnover, however, remained a low 44.018 million euros.
The Big Cap index rose 1.07 pct, the Mid Cap index ended 1.51 pct higher and the Small Cap index fell 0.25 pct. Alpha Bank (5.88 pct), Piraeus Bank (4.55 pct), National Bank (4.26 pct) and Mytilineos (3.80 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while MIG (3.85 pct), Hellenic Postbank (3.80 pct) and Ellaktor (3.42 pct) were top losers.
The Banks (3.04 pct) and Raw Materials (2.49 pct) sectors scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Insurance (4.54 pct) and Financial Services (1.24 pct) suffered losses. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 61 to 60 with another 55 issues unchanged. Intralot (11.11 pct), Kri-Kri (9.72 pct) and S&B (8.33 pct) were top gainers, while Alapis (16.67 pct), Sciens (11.76 pct) and Hellenic Fish Farms (11.11 pct) were top losers.

Sector indices ended as follows:
Insurance:  -4.54%
Industrials:  -0.26%
Commercial:  +0.12%
Construction:  -1.73%
Oil & Gas:  +1.45%
Personal & Household:  -0.35%
Raw Materials:  +2.49%
Travel & Leisure:  +0.83%
Technology:  -0.41%
Telecoms:  -0.33%
Banks:  +3.04%
Food & Beverages:  -0.46%
Health:  -0.61%
Utilities:  -0.08%
Chemicals:  -1.10%
Financial Services:  -1.24%

The stocks with the highest turnover were National Bank, OPAP, OTE and Alpha Bank.

Selected shares from the FTSE/ASE-20 index closed in euros as follows:
Alpha Bank:  1.26
Public Power Corp (PPC):  5.87
HBC Coca Cola:  13.23
Hellenic Petroleum:  5.92
National Bank of Greece:  2.69
EFG Eurobank Ergasias:  0.89
OPAP:  7.40
OTE:  3.04
Bank of Piraeus:  0.46
Titan:  10.80

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