Greek stocks end 1.95 pct up in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday

Greek stocks ended the last trading session of 2016 with an increase of 1.95 pct, pushing the composite index of the market above the 640-point level in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday. The composite index ended at 643.64 points, with the Large Cap index rising 1.36 pct and the Mid Cap index ending 0.65 pct higher. Turnover was a thin 30.354 million euros in volume of 44,315,165 shares.

Alpha Bank (4.40 pct), Eurobank (2.71 pct) and Coca Cola HBC (2.02 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day among blue chip stocks, while Viohalco (1.57 pct), Ellaktor (0.91 pct) and Mytilineos (0.65 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Banks (2.93 pct) and Food (2.02 pct) scored big gains, while Raw Materials (0.65 pct) and Telecoms (0.56 pct) suffered losses.

Piraeus Bank and National Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 72 to 38 with another 17 issues unchanged. Pasal (19.75 pct), Elviemek (18.69 pct) and Boutaris (15.56 pct) were top gainers, while Chatzikraniotis (20 pct), AXON Holdings (11.11 pct) and Fieratex (10 pct) were top losers.

ADEX closing report

The January contract on the FTSE/ASE Large Cap index was trading at a discount of 0.31 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 1,077 contracts with 7,939 open positions in the market.

Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 19,770 contracts with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (6,517), followed by Alpha Bank (1,672), Piraeus Bank (5,402), Eurobank (2,553), MIG (2,561), OTE (82), PPC (136), OPAP (332), Mytilineos (147), Hellenic Petroleum (46), Metka (31), Ellaktor (44), Folli Follie (96) and Jumbo (48).