Greek stocks end slightly higher on Monday

Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday in very thin trading conditions. The general index of the market rose 0.36 pct to end at 749.75 points, off the day’s highs of 754.13 points. The Large Cap index ended 0.37 pct higher and the Mid Cap index eased 0.04 pct. Turnover was a low 14.901 million euros in volume of 11,013,811 shares.

Viohalco (2.61 pct), Jumbo (2.38 pct) and Aegean Airlines (1.80 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Alpha Bank (1.21 pct), Eurobank (1.06 pct) and Hellenic Exchanges (0.97 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Personal Products (1.64 pct) and Telecoms (1.45 pct) scored big gains while Commerce (2.49 pct) and Health (1.60 pct) suffered losses.

National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 68 to 51 with another 27 issues unchanged. Kreka (19.82 pct), Sato (18 pct) and G.E. Dimitriou (16.22 pct) were top gainers, while Kordellou Bros (18.75 pct), Lavipharm (14.38 pct), and SIDMA (10.05 pct) were top gainers.