Late pur­chases buoy ATHEX

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Stocks showed a mixed pic­ture at the Athens Ex­change yes­ter­day, with the bench­mark ris­ing from the red to the green to­wards the end of the ses­sion to record small gains. It ap­pears that the few buy­ers avail­able rushed into stop-loss ac­tion when the bench­mark dropped close to the 560-point level to give it an up­ward push.

The gen­eral in­dex closed at 566 points, adding 0.22 per­cent to Mon­day’s 564.75 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded 0.20 per­cent to end at 1,527.79 points, although the small-cap in­dex con­tracted 0.56 per­cent.

Banks also had a mixed ses­sion, with their in­dex fall­ing 0.73 per­cent in the end. Eurobank lost 3.66 per­cent, Al­pha de­clined 0.57 per­cent, Na­tional rose 1.09 per­cent and Pi­raeus was a non-mover. OPAP gam­ing com­pany was the day’s cham­pion ris­ing 2.53 per­cent, as Lamda De­vel­op­ment aug­mented by 2.09 per­cent. Terna En­ergy gave up 1.95 per­cent and Gri­valia Prop­er­ties con­ceded 1.90 per­cent.

In to­tal 45 stocks re­ported gains, 35 suf­fered losses and 22 re­mained un­changed.

Turnover amounted to 31.8 mil­lion euros, up from Mon­day’s 28.1 mil­lion.

In Ni­cosia the gen­eral in­dex of the Cyprus Stock Ex­change shrank 0.35 per­cent to close at 66.21 points.

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