Greek stocks moved slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday

Greek stocks moved slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, pushing the composite index of the market above the 590-point level during the session to end at its highest levels since June 23. The index rose 0.35 pct to end at 585.30 points, off the day’s highs of 591.27 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.26 pct and the Mid Cap index rose 1.62 pct. Turnover was an improved 42.596 million euros in volume of 65,454,568 shares.

Metka (3.51 pct), Jumbo (3.07 pct) and PPC (2.61 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (2.0 pct), Ellaktor (1.53 pct) and GEK Terna (1.46 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Personal Products (3.03 pct), Industrial Products (1.56 pct) and Telecoms (1.51 pct) scored big gains, while Constructions (0.78 pct) and Banks (0.64 pct) suffered losses.

Piraeus Bank and National Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 46 to 41 with another 36 issues unchanged. Motodynamic (15.87 pct), Frigoglass (15.69 pct) and Forthnet (10.45 pct) were top gainers, while Dionic (19.57 pct), Progressive (18 pct) and Euromedica (14.29 pct) were top losers.