Greek stocks ended higher in the last session of the week at the Athens Stock Exchange

Greek stocks ended higher in the last session of the week at the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, after two negative sessions, during which the main index lost 1.79 percent. The market seems to discount the upgrade of the Greek economy by ratings agency S&P. The stocks of OTE, Eurobank and HELEX oveperformed.

The general index of the market rose 1.19 pct to end at 847.56 points, reaching an intraday high at 850.44 points. It has lost 0.42 pct over the week and gained 5.63 percent since the start of the year. The Large Cap index rose 1.12 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.17 pct higher. Turnover was at 160.403 million euros in a volume of 62,641,212 shares.

OTE (4.77 pct), Eurobank (3.47 pct) and HELEX (3.16 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Jumbo (-2.72 pct), OLP (-2.04 pct) and Grivalia Properties (-1.89 pct) suffered losses. Among market sectors, Telecommunications (4.77 pct), Financial Services (2.51 pct) and Banks (2.01 pct) scored big gains, while Personal Products (-1.90 pct) and Health (-1.74 pct) suffered losses.

National Bank and Terna Energy were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 82 to 32 with another 24 issues unchanged. Leventeris (29.52 pct), Forthnet (19.33 pct) and AEGEK (18.64 pct) were top gainers, while GE Dimitriou (-12.90 pct), Nakas (-6.25 pct) and Alpha Astika Akinita (-5.04 pct) were top losers.