Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the ASE on Friday

Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the last trading session of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, supported by a positive climate prevailing in international markets and cautious optimism in the market over the outcome of talks on Greek debt relief measures.

The general index of the market rose 0.60 pct to end at 810.93 points. The Large Cap index ended 1.22 pct higher and the Mid Cap index rose 1.11 pct. Turnover was a low 51.83 million euros in volume of 51,3 million shares. Coca-Cola HBC (5.22 pct) and Eurobank (2.44 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks while GEK Terna (3.53 pct) and Jumbo (2.60 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Food/Beverage (5.17 pct) and Health (3.09 pct) scored big gains, while Commerce (2.28 pct) and Oil/Gas (1.45 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 60 to 56 with another 121 issues unchanged. Pairis (24.35 pct), Motodynamic (8.78 pct) and Papoutsanis (5.79 pct) were top gainers, while Kepenou Mills (9.95 pct), Ilyda (9.60 pct) and Lazaridis Estate (7.69 pct) were top losers.