Greek stocks ended moderately higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Monday, pushing the composite index of the market above the 590-point level. The index rose 0.42 pct to end at 591.13 points, off the day’s highs of 592.33 points. The index ended October with a net gain of 4.53 pct, but remains down 6.37 pct so far this year. The Large Cap index rose 0.16 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.05 pct higher. Turnover was a thin 39.724 million euros in volume of 59,383,421 shares.
Jumbo (4.94 pct), Piraeus Bank (4.14 pct) and Folli Follie (3.81 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Coca Cola HBC (2.60 pct), Aegean Airlines (1.68 pct) and OPAP (1.52 pct) suffered heavy losses.
Among market sectors, Personal Products (3.92 pct) and Commerce (3.81 pct) scored big gains, while Food (2.60 pct) and Travel (1.55 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Piraeus Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 50 to 43 with another 19 issues unchanged. Athina (19.61 pct), Unibios (14.91 pct) and Dionic (13.16 pct) were top gainers, while Compucon (14.29 pct), Medicon (11.05 pct) and Kreka (10 pct) were top losers.