Greek stocks edged higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on the first day of trading for 2017

Greek stocks edged higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on the first day of trading for 2017, amid very low trading activity. The composite index of the market rose 0.46 pct to end at 646.61 points, off the day’s highs of 648.75 points.

Turnover was a mere 10.404 million euros in volume of 28,350,588 shares. The Large Cap index rose 0.23 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 3.28 pct higher.

Viohalco (4.80 pct), Motor Oil (2.21 pct), National Bank (2.02 pct) and Piraeus Bank (1.44 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while HELEX (-1.23 pct), Coca Cola HBC (-0.92 pct), Titan (-0.85 pct) and Lamda Development (-0.83 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

The Oil (1.62 pct), Banking (1.01 pct) and Travel & Leisure (0.90 pct) sectors scored gains, while Food & Drink (-0.91 pct), Personal & Home Products (-0.52 pct) and Construction (-0.49 pct) suffered heavy losses.

Broadly, advancers led decliners by 59 to39, with another 16 issues unchanged. Pairis (29.94 pct), Intrakat (29.59 pct) and Revoil (29.43 pct) were top gainers, while Pegasos (-14.29 pct), Mermeren (-12.89 pct) and ANEK (-12.12 pct) were top losers.