Greek stocks end moderately higher

Greek stocks ended moderately higher in the first trading session of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, led by a rise in banks and Public Power Corporation.

The general index of the market rose 0.77 pct to end at 777.08 points, off the day’s highs of 780.98 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.68 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.40 pct lower. Turnover was 42.241 million euros in volume of 28,311,532 shares.

PPC (3.71 pct), Alpha Bank (3.0 pct), and Sarantis (2.19 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Hellenic Exchanges (1.89 pct), Fourlis (1.78 pct) and Piraeus Port (1.42 pct) suffered losses. Among market sectors, Telecoms (2.18 pct) and Banks (2.08 pct) scored big gains, while Commerce (2.69 pct) and Technology (1.62 pct) suffered losses.

National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 53 to 50 with another 19 issues unchanged. Newsphone Hellas (28.74 pct), Forthnet (16.67 pct) and Leventeris (15.65 pct) were top gainers, while Varvaresos (19.35 pct), Byte Computer (9.24 pct) and Kordellou Bros (9.13 pct) were top losers.