Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the ASE on Wednesday

Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, reversing a three-day decline which pushed the general index of the market 1.90 pct lower.

The index rose 0.22 pct to end at 781.14 points, off the day’s highs of 788.57 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.41 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.89 pct lower. Turnover was low 37.580 million euros in volume of 31,986,651 shares. Alpha Bank (4.18 pct), Piraeus Bank (2.19 pct) and Aegean Airlines (2.02 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Viohalco (2.24 pct), Piraeus Port (2.13 pct) and Terna Energy (1.21 pct) suffered losses.

Among market sectors, Banks (1.91 pct) and Oil (0.67 pct) scored gains, while Financial Services (2.81 pct) and Industrial Products (1.76 pct) suffered losses.

National Bank and MIG were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 58 to 42 with another 38 issues unchanged. Pasal (19.80 pct), Livanis Publications (19.54 pct) and SATO (19.05 pct) were top gainers, while Dionic (19.44 pct), Chatzikraniotis (17.65 pct) and Sfakianakis (17.14 pc) were top losers.