Greek stocks ended significantly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, in line with a declining trend which prevailed in other European markets amid heightened trade tension between the US and China.
The general index of the market fell 1.14 pct to end at 746.70 points, with the Large Cap index falling 1.32 pct and the Mid Cap index ending 0.13 pct higher. Turnover was 37.665 million euros in volume of 32,570,190 shares.
Jumbo (1.03 pct) was the only blue chip stock to end higher, while Eurobank (2.92 pct), Viohalco (2.88 pct), Athens Water (2.67 pct), ADMIE (2.64 pct) and Fourlis (2.58 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Raw Materials (0.49 pct) and Personal Products (0.43 pct) scored gains, while Oil (2.29 pct), Financial Services (1.85 pct) and Utilities (1.73 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 56 to 33 with another 29 issues unchanged. Akritas (20 pct), Voyatzoglou Systems (9.74 pct) and Flexopack (7.14 pct) were top gainers, while Dionic (18.64 pct), Sato (15.25 pct) and Intertek (9.62 pct) were top losers.