Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, reversing a three-day decline. The general index of the market rose 0.17 pct to end at 728.76 points, off the day’s highs of 731.34 points. The Large Cap index ended 0.08 pct lower and the Mid Cap index rose 0.55 pct. Turnover was a thin 34.312 million euros in volume of 30,190,596 shares.
Hellenic Exchanges (3.21 pct), ADMIE (2.92 pct) and PPC (2.86 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Attica Bank (9.68 pct), Eurobank (2.03 pct) and Jumbo (1.94 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Financial Services (2.91 pct), Utilities (2.82 pct) and Technology (1.59 pct) scored big gains, while Health (3.39 pct) and Industrial Products (1.41 pct) suffered losses.
Attica Bank and National Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 55 to 47 with another 16 issues unchanged. Mathios (19.09 pct), Chatzikraniotis (18.64 pct) and Livanis Publications (18.60 pct) were top gainers, while AEGEK (17.86 pct), CPI (17.06 pct) and Boutaris (15.38 pct) were top losers.