Greek stocks ended significantly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, led by strong buying interest in selected blue chip stocks such as Eurobank, PPC and Hellenic Petroleum.
The general index of the market rose 1.78 pct to end at 629.84 points, off the day’s highs of 631.22 points. The Large Cap index rose 1.67 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.72 pct higher. Turnover was 32.685 million euros in volume of 14,707,068 shares.
Eurobank (11.37 pct), PPC (5.08 pct), Hellenic Petroleum (4.90 pct) and Sarantis (4.17 pct) scored big gains, while Coca Cola HBC (0.04 pct) was the only blue chip to end lower. Among market sectors, Banks (4.81 pct) and Financial Services (3.74 pct) scored gains, while Commerce (1.90 pct) and Raw Materials (1.04 pct) suffered losses. Eurobank and Piraeus Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day.
Broadly, advancers led decliners by 59 to 40, with another 30 issues unchanged. Eurobank (11.37 pct), Forthnet (10.38 pct) and Kepenos Mills (9.68 pct) were top gainers, while Progressive (19.83 pct), Crete Domiki (15.97 pct) and Haidemenos (14.29 pct) were top losers.