Greek stocks ended lower in the ASE on Thursday

Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday as profit taking selling halted a four-day rally in the market which pushed the general index up 5.54 pct. The index eased 0.74 pct to end at 877.47 points, after rising as much as 0.25 pct early in the day.

The Large Cap index fell 1.15 pct and the Mid Cap index rose 0.23 pct. Turnover was a moderate 77.284 million euros in volume of 55,553,374 shares.

GEK Terna (3.03 pct), Lamda Development (2.96 pct) and Terna Energy (2.30 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Eurobank (3.30 pct), Piraeus Bank (2.98 pct) and Coca Cola HBC (2.87 pct) suffered heavy losses.

Among market sectors, Health (1.72 pct) and Financial Services (1.68 pct) scored big gains, while Food (2.80 pct) and Banks (1.59 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and MIG were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 66 to 59 with another 23 issues unchanged. Korinth Pipeworks (19.84 pct), Sidma (19.61 pct) and Varvaresos (16.03 pct) were top gainers, while Bitros (15.84 pct), Euroconsultants (9.76 pct) and Vioter (9.18 pct).