Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, extending their advance for the fourth successive session during which the general index of the market gained 1.59 pct. The index rose 0.42 pct to end at 689.59 points, off the day’s highs of 698.72 points.
The Large Cap index rose 0.36 pct and the Mid Cap index eased 0.28 pct. Turnover was 38.356 million euros in volume of 18,645,777 shares. Sarantis (5.51 pct), Motor Oil (3.80 pct) and Hellenic Exchanges (3.04 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (3.52 pct), Piraeus Port (2.70 pct) and Jumbo (1.73 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Commerce (3.88 pct), Oil (3.51 pct) and Financial Services (2.44 pct) scored big gains and Health (1.48 pct) and Banks (0.64 pct) suffered losses.
Alpha Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 51 to 48 with a nother 32 issues unchanged. Pasal (19.73 pct), Karatzis (12.78 pct) and Revoil (9.73 pct) were top gainers, while G.E.Dimitriou (12.82 pct), Kiriakoulis (11.50 pct) and Forthnet (8.18 pct) were top losers.