Stocks grow on low trad­ing

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Buy­ers en­joyed a sec­ond day of dom­i­nance at Athi­non Av­enue yes­ter­day, bol­stered by the up­ward swing of stock ex­changes in Europe and the US, and the re­cov­ery of Greek bond prices. The low turnover points to a tem­po­rary north­ward trend, though.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex ended at 640.75 points, adding 1.73 per­cent to Tues­day’s 629.84 points. The large-cap FTSE-25 in­dex ex­panded 1.20 per­cent to 1,680.95 points.

The banks in­dex im­proved 4.71 per­cent, as Pi­raeus soared 9.54 per­cent, Eurobank grew 7.75 per­cent, Al­pha grabbed 3.18 per­cent and Na­tional aug­mented 2.37 per­cent.

Vio­halco out­per­formed ris­ing 4.53 per­cent, Fourlis climbed 3.88 per­cent, Myti­li­neos earned 3.26 per­cent, PPC ad­vanced 3.12 per­cent and Mo­tor Oil gained 3.04 per­cent. Coca-Cola HBC bucked the trend once again, shed­ding 1.94 per­cent.

In to­tal 63 stocks posted gains, 21 showed losses and 36 re­mained un­changed.

Turnover amounted to 32.9 mil­lion eu­ros, just up from Tues­day’s 32.1 mil­lion.

In Ni­cosia the Cyprus Stock Ex­change gen­eral in­dex de­clined 0.42 per­cent to close at 67.12 points.

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