Banks lead stock de­cline

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Traders cashed in re­cent gains, mainly from bank stocks, dur­ing yes­ter­day’s ses­sion, af­ter which most stocks ended lower.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 715.77 points, shed­ding 1.60 per­cent from Tues­day’s 727.38 points. The large­cap FTSE 25 in­dex con­tracted 1.15 per­cent, end­ing at 215.33 points.

Banks fell 5.67 per­cent, led by Al­pha Bank (down 6.47 per­cent) and Pi­raeus (down by 6 per­cent). Mo­tor Oil was the only blue chip to head north, ris­ing 1.34 per­cent.

In to­tal 26 stocks moved up, went down and 22 stayed put. Turnover reached 43 mil­lion eu­ros.

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