Greek stocks halt four-day decline in the Athens Stock Exchange

Greek stocks ended their four-day decline in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday helped by selective buying activity. The general index of the market rose 0.27 pct to end at 762.86 points, after a 6.16 pct decline in the previous four sessions. The index ended off the day’s highs of 763.26 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.19 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 2.34 pct higher. Turnover was an improved 72.939 million euros in volume of 77,896,409 shares.

Folli Follie (4.64 pct), National Bank (4.40 pct) and Eurobank (3.83 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while ADMIE (3.08 pct), Lamda Development (2.29 pct) and Coca Cola HBC (2.14 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Commerce (4.59 pct), Banks (1.83 pct) and Technology (1.75 pct) scored big gains, while Food (2.14 pct), Constructions (1.69 pct) and Real Estate (1.49 pct) suffered losses.

National Bank and Attica Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers and decliners were equally distributed with 30 issues unchanged. GEKE (19.45 pct), Meditera (9.91 pct) and FG Europe (9.54 pct) were top gainers, while Naftemporiki (18.84 pct), Ilyda (12.27 pct) and Lavipharm (8.0 pct) were top losers.