Greek stocks ended slightly lower in the last trading session of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, with bank shares losing ground and some selected blue chip stocks such as Viohalco and OPAP attracting demand and scoring gains. The composite index of the market fell 0.32 pct to end at 594 points, off the day’s lows of 592.42 points. The index ended the week with a net gain of 0.80 pct, gaining 5.03 pct so far in October, but losing 5.92 pct so far this year.
The Large Cap index eased 0.25 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.04 pct lower. Turnover was a thin 26.571 million euros in volume of 39,550,712 shares.
Viohalco (4.35 pct), OPAP (2.21 pct) and Grivalia Properties (1.02 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day among blue chip stocks, while Hellenic Petroleum (2.13 pct), Alpha Bank (1.84 pct) and Metka (1.83 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Travel (1.94 pct) and Real Estate (0.76 pct) scored gains, while Banks (1.58 pct) and Raw Materials (0.78 pct) suffered losses.
National bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 48 to 47 with another 21 issues unchanged. Medicon (19.75 pct), Viokarpet (9.29 pct) and ANEK (8.33 pct) were top gainers, while Motodynamic (24.49 pct), Akritas (20 pct) and Haidemenos (10 pct) were top losers.
ADEX closing report 21/10
The November contract on the FTSE/ASE Large Cap index was trading at a discount of 0.11 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Friday. Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 909 contracts with 6,286 open positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 16,696 contracts with investment interest focusing on Alpha Bank’s contracts (3,746), followed by National Bank (3,063), Piraeus Bank (3,190), Eurobank (2,937), MIG (1,567), OTE (290), PPC (224), OPAP (415), Viohalco (270), Mytilineos (130), Hellenic Petroleum (231), Ellaktor (172), GEK Terna (87), Hellenic Exchanges (51) and Metka (40).