Greek stocks ended significantly lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, reversing a four-day mini-rally in the market which pushed the general index 1.59 pct higher. The index fell 1.24 pct to end at 681.03 points, off the day’s lows of 680.36 points. The Large Cap index dropped 1.21 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.47 pct lower. Turnover was 35.017 million euros in volume of 17,884,586 shares.
Sarantis (2.20 pct), ADMIE (1.12 pct) and Piraeus Port (1.01 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Alpha Bank (7.73 pct), Piraeus Bank (6.05 pct) and PPC (4.88 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Commerce (1.90 pct) and Food (0.74 pct) scored gains, while Banks (5.89 pct), Raw Materials (4.18 pct) and Financial Services (3.21 pct) suffered losses. Alpha Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 57 to 43 with another 25 issues unchanged. Kiriakoulis (18 pct), Newsphone Hellas (16.03 pct) and Pasal (13.64 pct) were top gainers, while Fieratex (29.30 pct), Lavipharm (14.94 pct) and Domiki Crete (14.77 pct) were top losers.