Greek stocks continued moving higher in the last trading session of the week in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday, pushing the general index of the market back above the 770-point level. The index rose 1.04 pct to end at 773.94 points, for a net loss of 0.29 pct in the week. The index is down 6.24 pct so far in September, but up 20.24 pct so far this year. The Large Cap index rose 1.19 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.25 pct higher. Turnover was a low 57.752 million euros in volume of 72,373,396 shares.
Eurobank (4.03 pct), Motor Oil (3.73 pct) and Piraeus Bank (3.05 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains among blue chip stocks, while Mytilineos (1.79 pct), Ellaktor (1.34 pct) and Folli Follie (1.30 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Health (4.87 pct), Oil (3.46 pct) and Banks (2.36 pct) scored big gains, while Raw Materials (1.79 pct) and Commerce (1.29 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 67 to 38 with another 28 issues unchanged. Haidemenos (29.90 pct), Sfakianakis (20 pct) and Pasal (19.05 pct) were top gainers, while Pairis (27.81 pct), Pegasus (16.67 pct) and Lazaridis Estate (9.89 pct) were top losers.