Monthly rise of 4.5 per­cent for bench­mark

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

The bench­mark of the Greek stock mar­ket chalked up monthly gains of 4.53 per­cent in Oc­to­ber, af­ter yes­ter­day’s ses­sion saw the ma­jor­ity of stocks swing from red in the morn­ing to green in the af­ter­noon, de­spite the neg­a­tive mood on most other Euro­pean bourses due to con­cerns over the US pres­i­den­tial race.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 591.13 points, adding 0.42 per­cent to Thurs­day’s 588.67 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded 0.16 per­cent to end at 1,563.39 points, while small-caps ad­vanced 1.11 per­cent.

Blue chips Jumbo (up 4.94 per­cent), Pi­raeus Bank (4.14 per­cent), Folli Fol­lie (3.81 per­cent) and Ti­tan Ce­ment (3.27 per­cent) were among those that pow­ered the bench­mark back above 590 points and close to the four-month peak of 593 points.

Coca-Cola HBC slid 2.60 per­cent as ri­val Pep­sico an­nounced the clo­sure of its re­main­ing plant in Greece. Aegean Air lost 1.68 per­cent and OPAP gam­ing com­pany gave up 1.52 per­cent.

In to­tal 49 stocks reg­is­tered gains, 43 sus­tained losses and 17 re­mained un­changed.

Turnover amounted to 39.7 mil­lion eu­ros, up from Thurs­day’s 26.2 mil­lion.

In Ni­cosia the gen­eral in­dex of the Cyprus Stock Ex­change also ad­vanced 0.42 per­cent, to close at 66.50 points.

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