Greek stocks ended significantly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday amid a positive climate prevailing in other European markets. The composite index of the market rose 1.66 pct to end at 579.18 points, at the day’s highs. The Large Cap index rose 1.79 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.29 pct higher. Turnover was a low 29.992 million euros in volume of 50,147,808 shares.
Piraeus Bank (6.72 pct), National Bank (3.80 pct) and Jumbo (3.60 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day among blue chip stocks, while Metka (0.94 pct), Ellaktor (0.78 pct) and Grivalia Properties (0.29 pct) suffered heavy losses.
Among market sectors, Personal Products (3.11 pct), Banks (3.09 pct) and Raw Materials (3.02 pct) scored big gains, while only Chemicals eased (1.16 pct). National Bank and Piraeus Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 73 to 37 with another 13 issues unchanged. Flexopack (15.83 pct), Dionic (11.63 pct) and Evrofarma (9.95 pct) were top gainers, while Hatzikraniotis (19.57 pct), Sfakianakis (19.07 pct) and Varvaresos (15.15 pct) were top losers.