Greek stocks ended slightly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Traders said the market lacked new incentives and directions. The general index eased 0.13 pct to end at 837.53 points, off the day’s lows of 833.20 points.

The Large Cap index fell 0.08 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.45 pct higher. Turnover was a low 50.034 million euros in volume of 35,264,296 shares.

Sarantis (4.64 pct), Jumbo (1.99 pct) and PPC (1.57 pct) were top gainers among blue chip stocks, while Eurobank (2.92 pct), Folli Follie (2.71 pct) and Piraeus Bank (2.32 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Personal Products (2.37 pct) and Food (0.84 pct) scored gains, while Commerce (2.67 pct) and Banks (1.53 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Alpha Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 65 to 57 with another 22 issues unchanged. Douros (17.60 pct), Intertek (15.43 pct) and Livanis Publications (12.15 pct) were top gainers, while Crete Domiki (19.77 pct), Sidma (17.50 pct) and Progressive (16.38 pct) were top losers.