Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday

Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, partly reversing a three-day decline which pushed the composite index of the market 1.17 pct lower. The index rose 0.09 pct to end at 589.46 points, off the day’s highs of 592.77 points. The Large Cap index ended 0.22 pct higher and the Mid Cap index rose 0.52 pct. Turnover was a thin 31.966 million euros, in volume of 32,833,253 shares.

Lamda Development (3.55 pct), OPAP (2.84 pct) and Mytilineos (2.15 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Jumbo (3.72 pct), Folli Follie (1.68 pct) and Titan (1.33 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

Among market sectors, Travel (2.53 pct) and Raw Materials (2.15 pct) were top gainers, while Personal Products (2.96 pct) and Commerce (1.68 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 52 to 37 with another 25 issues unchanged. Yalco (18.97 pct), GE Demetriou (18.75 pct), Athina (10.87 pct) were top gainers, while Elinoil (29.90 pct), Nexans (15.50 pct) and Alpha Trust (10 pct) were top losers.

ADEX closing report

The November contract on the FTSE/ASE Large Cap index was trading at a discount of 0.03 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Wednesday. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 1,655 contracts with 6,774 open positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 27,437 contracts with investment interest focusing on Piraeus Bank’s contracts (7,213), followed by Alpha Bank (4,773), National Bank (5,718), Eurobank (6,312), MIG (243), OTE (1,005), PPC (364), OPAP (775), Mytiilneos (689), Viohalco (60), GEK Terna (57), Motor Oil (35), Titan (21), Ellaktor (32) and Jumbo (61).