Greek stocks ended slightly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange as a wave of selling in the last hour of trading reversed a rally of prices. The general index fell 0.22 pct to end at 771.18 points, off the day’s highs of 792.37 points. The index ended the week with a net gain of 1.01 pct, falling 0.72 pct in June and 3.89 pct so far this year.

The Large Cap index eased 0.42 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.21 pct lower. Turnover was an improved 81.626 million euros in volume of 57,555,714 shares.

Fourlis (3.0 pct), OTE (2.83 pct) and Alpha Bank (2.04 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while PPC (6.28 pct), ADMIE (4.96 pct), GEK Terna (3.13 pct) and Aegean Airlines (2.26 pct) suffered losses. Among market sectors, Telecoms (2.83 pct) and Commerce (1.37 pct) scored gains, while Utilities (3.02 pct) and Food (1.97 pct) suffered losses. National Bank and Alpha Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 64 to 47, with another 27 issues unchanged. Sfakianakis (19.90 pct), Pairis (19.60 pct) and Sato (13.40 pct) were top gainers, while Fieratex (21.82 pct), Varvaresos (19.48 pct) and G.E. Dimitriou (16.22 pct) were top losers.