Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, halting a four-day decline which pushed the general index of the market 3.30 pct lower. The index rose 0.46 pct to end at 825.64 points, off the day’s highs of 829.23 points.
The Big Cap index rose 1.19 pct and the Mid Cap index fell 1.84 pct. Turnover was a thin 40.950 million euros in volume of 30,863,762 shares. Coca Cola HBC (5.97 pct), Folli Follie (2.86 pct) and Piraeus Port (2.50 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while PPC (2.12 pct), Athens Water (1.87 pct) and Sarantis (1.37 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Food (5.90 pct), Commerce (2.81 pct) and Personal Products (1.92 pct) scored big gains, while Technology (3.37 pct), Financial Services (2.10 pct) and Utilities (1.33 pct) suffered losses.
National Bank and MIG were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 67 to 45 with another 24 issues unchanged. Intertek (19.86 pct), Tzirakian (19.48 pct) and Chatzikraniotis (16.90 pct) were top gainers, while Aeoliki (14.96 pct), Fieratex (9.84 pct) and Sfakianakis (9.73 pct) were top losers.