Greek stocks plunged for the third successive session in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday to close to their lowest levels since February 2017. The general index dropped 2.43 pct to end at 626.17 points, losing 7.42 pct in the last three sessions, or 3.146 billion euros from their capitalization. The index is down 21.96 pct so far this year.
The Large Cap index fell 2.25 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.58 pct. Turnover was 58.206 million euros in volume of 28,412,639 shares. ADMIE (0.13 pct) was the only blue chip stock to end higher, while Piraeus Bank (7.62 pct), Motor Oil (6.14 pct), Eurobank (5.12 pct), Jumbo (4.89 pct), Viohalco (4.53 pct) and Hellenic Exchanges (4.07 pct) suffered heavy losses. All market sectors ended lower led by Oil (5.01 pct), Personal Products (4.35 pct) and Banks (3.50 pct). Eurobank and Alpha Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 68 to 29 with another 27 issues unchanged. Ilyda (20 pct), Viokarpet (9.91 pct) and Evrofarma (9.68 pct) were top gainers, while Kiriakoulis (20.35 pct), Q&R (12.17 pct) and Dromeas (9.57 pct) were top losers.