Greek stocks ended slightly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Traders said the market was nervous, with turnover shrinking again, because of a deteriorating climate in the domestic bond market.
The general index of the market fell 0.20 pct to end at 821.85 points, off the day’s lows of 811.54 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.23 pct and the Mid Cap index eased 1.05 pct. Turnover was a low 58.488 million euros in volume of 45,468,894 shares. Grivalia Properties (2.80 pct), Aegean Airlines (2.59 pct) and National Bank (2.38 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (3.36 pct), PPC (2.85 pct) and Mytilineos (2.79 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Food (1.94 pct) and Real Estate (1.67 pct) scored big gains, while Raw Materials (2.78 pct) and Industrial Products (2.18 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 68 to 37 with another 26 issues unchanged. Perseus (9.70 pct), Ilyda (7.50 pct) and Druckfarben (6.19 pct) were top gainers, while Intertek (27.69 pct), Sato (20.0 pct) and Alumil (9.25 pct) were top losers.