In­vestors cash in pre­vi­ous days’ gains

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Traders yes­ter­day reaped some of the gains recorded in the last three ses­sions at Athi­non Av­enue (when the bench­mark added al­most 9.4 per­cent), while sell­ing moves were mod­er­ated com­pared to the agres­sive ac­tion seen in pre­vi­ous weeks.

The Athens Ex­change (ATHEX) gen­eral in­dex ended at 656.96 points, shed­ding 0.42 per­cent from Mon­day’s 659.72 points. The large­cap FTSE-25 in­dex con­tracted 0.40 per­cent to 1,727.76 points, while the mid-cap in­dex ex­panded 0.13 per­cent.

The banks in­dex dropped 3.31 per­cent af­ter three days of gains adding up to over 22 per­cent. Eurobank gave up 6 per­cent, Na­tional lost 2.71 per­cent, Al­pha con­ceded 2.19 per­cent and Pi­raeus de­creased 2.06 per­cent. Myti­li­neos shrank 3.40 per­cent and Gri­valia Prop­er­ties fell 2.36 per­cent, while Mo­tor Oil im­proved 3.18 per­cent and Pub­lic Power Cor­po­ra­tion in­creased 2.16 per­cent.

In to­tal 40 stocks recorded gains, 43 took losses and 38 re­mained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 55.8 mil­lion eu­ros, down from Mon­day’s 96.3 mil­lion.

In Ni­cosia the Cyprus Stock Ex­change gen­eral in­dex de­clined 0.61 per­cent to close at 66.81 points.

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