Greek stocks ended slightly higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Friday. The general index of the market rose 0.43 pct to end at 643.42 points, off the day’s highs of 646.03 points. The index gained 3.88 pct in the week, losing 19.81 pct so far this year.
The Large Cap index rose 0.46 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.08 pct higher. Turnover was 226.343 million in volume of 228,270,339 shares, of which 204.4 million shares were a block trade in “Hygeia” shares (purchased by CVC Capital Partners at 0.95 euro per share).
Hellenic Petroleum (5.03 pct), OTE (2.25 pct) and GEK Terna (2.04 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (4.26 pct), National Bank (2.79 pct) and Lamda Development (1.63 pct) suffered losses. Among market sectors, Health (2.30 pct) and Telecoms (2.25 pct) scored big gains, while Banks (1.45 pct) and Personal Products (1.29 pct) suffered losses. Hygeia and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day.
Broadly, advancers led decliners by 47 to 36, with another 30 issues unchanged. Progressive (15.18 pct), Forthnet (14.87 pct) and MIG (10.73 pct) were top gainers, while Tzirakian (5.74 pct), Karamolegos (5.56 pct) and Mathios (4.55 pct) were top losers.