Greek stocks rose in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday

Greek stocks rose in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, with the market finding “footholds” to counter the fall in banking shares. The composite index of the market rose 0.14 pct to end at 657.54 points, with turnover at 46.19 million euros in volume of 79.66 million shares.

The Large Cap index rose 0.23 pct while the Mid Cap index ended 0.36 pct lower. Grivalia (4.68 pct), GEK-TERNA (2.17 pct) and Ellaktor (1.74pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Eurobank (-2.79 pct), National Bank (-2.60 pct) and Piraeus Bank (-2.23 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day. The Property (2.51 pct) and Telecommunications (1.35 pct) sectors scored gains, while Media (-10.23 pct) and Banks (-0.93 pct) suffered heavy losses.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 56 to 45, with another 145 issues unchanged. Evrofarma (7.05 pct), ELGEKA (6.84 pct) and Lykos (5.59 pct) were top gainers, while Pairis (-14.75 pct), Audiovisual (-10.23 pct) and Moda Bagno (-10 pct) were top losers.