Greek stocks end lower in thin trade on Wednesday

Greek stocks ended slightly lower for the second session in a row in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, in thin trading conditions, pushing the general index of the market towards the 820-point level.

The index fell 0.66 pct to end at 823.82 points, off the day’s lows of 820.25 points. The Large Cap index fell 0.70 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.34 pct lower. Turnover was a low 41.837 million euros in volume of 25,728,309 shares. Folli Follie (1.41 pct), Motor Oil (1.37 pct) and Jumbo (0.90 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Eurobank (3.07 pct), Hellenic Exchanges (1.91 pct) and National Bank (1.84 pct) suffered losses. Among market sectors, Commerce (1.37 pct) and Oil (0.55 pct) scored big gains, while Banks (2.05 pct) and Utilities (1.17 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 57 to 44 with another 35 issues unchanged. Livanis Publications (19.59 pct), Tzirakian (19.58 pct) and ANEK (19.25 pct) were top gainers, while Leventeris (22.14 pct), Varagis (19.63 pct) and Chatzikraniotis (15.85 pct) were top losers.