Greek stocks record 4.91 pct loss in February

Greek stocks eased slightly in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, ending a negative February in the market which saw the general index losing 4.91 pct. The index eased 0.25 pct to end at 835.66 points, off the day’s lows of 829.73 points. The index is up 4.15 pct so far this year.

The Large Cap index ended 0.90 pct down and the Mid Cap index rose 0.90 pct. Turnover was a slightly improved 69.526 million euros in volume of 50,189,927 shares.

Athens Water (3.83 pct), Sarantis (3.09 pct) and Piraeus Bank (2.83 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Titan (3.45 pct), OPAP (3.29 pct) and Coca-Cola HBC (2.68 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Oil (2.51 pct) and Utilities (1.87 pct) scored big gains, while Travel (2.83 pct) and Food (2.65 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Attica Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 62 to 55 with another 28 issues unchanged. Tzirakian (20 pct), CPI (19.35 pct) and Attica Bank (17.85 pct) were top gainers, while Progressive (18.92 pct), G.E.Dimitriou (14.92 pct) and Minerva (9.57 pct) were top losers.