Greek stocks ended slightly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, as the domestic market showed resistance to strong pressures coming from other European markets on concern about the future of Deutsche Bank.
The composite index of the market fell 0.48 pct to end at 565.53 points, off the day’s lows of 560.34 points. The index ended the week with a net loss of 1.48 pct, with a decline of 2.05 pct in September, standing 10.43 pct down so far this year. The Large Cap index eased 0.76 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.83 pct lower. Turnover was a low 37.539 million euros in volume of 54,948,237 shares.
Hellenic Petroleum (2.07 pct), Eurobank (1.60 pct) and Athens Water (0.94 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day, while Ellaktor (3.85 pct), OPAP (2.97 pct) and Alpha Bank (2.63 pct) suffered heavy losses.
Among market sectors, Utilities (0.58 pct) and Technology (0.56 pct) scored big gains, while Travel (2.83 pct) and
Financial Services (2.53 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Piraeus Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 52 to 49 with another 32 issues unchanged.
Dionic (19.35 pct), Nexans (19 pct) and Trastor (18.12 pct) were top gainers, while AEGEK (19.15 pct), Perseus (10.09 pct) and Centric Holdings (10 pct) were top losers.