Greek stocks scored gains in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday

Greek stocks scored gains in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, with the market breaking the 650 points boosted by interest in banking shares. The composite index of the market rose 1.55 pct to end at 656.61 points, off the day’s highs of 658.66 points.

Turnover was 42.107 million euros in volume of 93,421,405 shares. The Large Cap index rose 1.42 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.32 pct higher. National Bank (6.32 pct), Piraeus Bank (5.66 pct), Eurobank (4.60 pct) and Ellaktor (4.55 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Sarantis (-1.99 pct), Motor Oil (-1.64 pct), OLP (-1.36 pct) and OTE (-1.33 pct) suffered the heaviest percentage losses of the day.

The Banking (4.44 pct), Raw Materials (2.93 pct) and Trade (2.49 pct) sectors scored gains, while Telecommunications (-1.33 pct), Oil (-1.21 pct) and Personal & Household Products (-1.18 pct) suffered heavy losses.

Broadly, advancers led decliners by 69 to 33, with another 26 issues unchanged. Attica Bank (18.92 pct), Mermeren (9.92 pct) and Evrofarma (9.58 pct) were top gainers, while Intrakat (-21.36 pct), Tzirakian Profil (-20 pct) and Boutaris (-19.23 pct) were top losers.

ADEX closing report

The January 2017 contract on the FTSE/ASE Large Cap index was trading at a premium of 0.07 pct in the Athens Derivatives Exchange on Tuesday. The FTSE/ASE Large Cap index closed at 1,769.69 points, registering gains of 1.42 pct.

Volume on the Big Cap index totaled 1,071 contracts with 7.730 open positions in the market. Volume in futures contracts on equities totaled 57,482 contracts with investment interest focusing on National Bank’s contracts (25,995), followed by Piraeus Bank (15.904), Eurobank (10.021), MIG (1.881), Alpha Bank (1.829), Mytilineos (374), PPC (355), Hellenic Petroleum (230), Ellaktor (167), Viohalco (140), OTE (144), OPAP (101), METKA (64), GEK-TERNA (46) and Motor Oil (2).