Bench­mark turn­around pared back

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

The bench­markof the Greek bourse halted its four-ses­sion los­ing streak and rose by al­most 1 per­cent yes­ter­day. Its gains were cur­tailed in the clos­ing auc­tions when many traders chose to cash in the day’s gains, likely re­call­ing how short­lived the re­cent bursts of op­ti­mism re­gard­ing the course of the bailout re­view have proved.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex closed at 649.31 points, adding 0.96 per­cent to Tues­day’s 643.16 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 in­dex ex­panded 0.82 per­cent to 1,732.48 points.

The banks in­dex grew 1.43 per­cent, with Eurobank ris­ing 1.82 per­cent, Pi­raeus in­creas­ing 1.72 per­cent, Na­tional im­prov­ing 1.27 per­cent and Al­pha ris­ing 1.19 per­cent. El­lak­tor stood out with its 9.73 per­cent jump, ahead of GEK Terna and Terna En­ergy, which ad­vanced 5.91 per­cent and 4.30 per­cent re­spec­tively. Jumbo slid 1.11 per­cent.

In to­tal 66 stocks reg­is­tered gains, 43 took losses and 27 re­mained un­changed.

Turnover amounted to 44.3 mil­lion eu­ros, up from Tues­day’s 25.3 mil­lion.

In Nicosia the gen­eral in­dex of the Cyprus Stock Ex­change climbed 0.18 per­cent to close at 65.97 points.

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