Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday

Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, with the composite index of the market holding above the 580-point technical level. The index eased 0.75 pct to end at 582.59 points, for a net gain of 1.51 pct in the week. The index is down 7.72 pct so far this year. The Large Cap index fell 1.12 pct and the Mid Cap index eased 0.68 pct. Turnover was a thin 35.299 million euros in volume of 38,234,079 shares.

Hellenic Petroleum (2.17 pct), Titan (1.96 pct) and Grivalia Properties (1.13 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (4.0 pct), Aegean Airlines (2.89 pct) and National Bank (2.65 pct) suffered heavy losses.

Among market sectors, Construction (1.37 pct) and Chemicals (1.05 pct) scored big gains, while Banks (2.37 pct), Travel (2.24 pct) and Personal Products (2.13 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Piraeus Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 55 to 38 with another 20 issues unchanged. Boutaris (19.23 pct), Moda Bagno (16.0 pct) and Ideal (9.97 pct) were top gainers, while Vioter (19.23 pct), Pairis (11.58 pct) and Voyatzoglou Systems (9.79 pct) were top losers.