Greek stocks moved higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday helped by buying interest for bank shares. The general index of the market rose 0.85 pct to end at 781.85 points, off the day’s highs of 783.75 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.78 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.34 pct higher. Turnover was a moderate 78.195 million euros in volume of 89,472,310 shares.
Ellaktor (5.63 pct), Alpha Bank (5.37 pct) and National Bank (4.82 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day among blue chip stocks, while PPC (2.34 pct), Hellenic Petroleum (2.31 pct) and Titan (2.26 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Banks (3.73 pct) and Real Estate (2.80 pct) scored big gains, while Utilities (1.67 pct) and Personal Products (1.34 pct) suffered losses.
Piraeus Bank and National Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 63 to 39 with another 23 issues unchanged. Moda Bagno (27.85 pct), Leventeris (19.78 pct) and Crete Domiki (19.77 pct) were top gainers, while Sato (19.51 pct), Kreka (16.07 pct) and Alpha Astika (13.04 pct) were top losers.