Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, pushing the general index of the market to its highest closing since September 13, 2017. The index rose 0.64 pct to end at 809.23 points, off the day’s highs of 811.55 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.61 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.55 pct higher. Turnover was a heavy 140.312 million euros, in volume of 128,143,186 shares.
Eurobank (3.39 pct), Titan (1.78 pct), Alpha Bank (1.68 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Viohalco (0.92 pct), Jumbo (0.80 pct) and Hellenic Exchanges (0.77 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Technology (2.56 pct) and Banks (1.71 pct) scored big gains, while Financial Services (0.60 pct) and Industrial Products (0.56 pct) suffered heavy losses.
Eurobank and National Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 76 to 31 with another 26 issues unchanged. Attica Bank (22.71 pct), AEGEK (20 pct) and Pasal (19.85 pct) were top gainers, while Hatzikraniotis (13.57 pct), Ilyda (7.21 pct) and Lavipharm (7.19 pct) were top losers.