Greek stocks ended slightly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday hit by a wave of selling in bank shares. The general index of the market fell 0.56 pct to end at 831 points, off the day’s lows of 826.61 points.
The Large Cap index fell 0.83 pct and the Mid Cap index rose 0.44 pct. Turnover was a low 50.923 million euros in volume of 38,107,771 shares. Viohalco (4.84 pct), Mytilineos (2.07 pct) and PPC (1.77 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Grivalia Properties (2.75 pct), Athens Water (2.41 pct) and Eurobank (2.11 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Raw Materials (2.10 pct), Industrial Products (2.04 pct) and Technology (1.24 pct) scored big gains, while Banks (1.69 pct) and Food (1.69 pct) suffered heavy losses. National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 66 to 48 with another 31 issues unchanged. Yalco (19.50 pct), Sato (19.27 pct) and G.E.Dimitriou (16.67 pct) were top gainers, while Livanis Publications (19.70 pct), Nafpaktos Spin Mills (10.08 pct) and Revoil (8.40 pct) were top losers.