Greek stocks end lower on profit taking

Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, reversing a five-day rally in the market as investors took profits. The general index fell 1.05 pct to end at 781.05 points, off the day’s lows of 778.85 points. The Large Cap index fell 1.14 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.58 pct lower. Turnover was a low 31.653 million euros in volume of 19,349,907 shares. Motor Oil (1.85 pct), Titan (1.82 pct) and Sarantis (0.34 pct) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while Viohalco (5.83 pct), PPC (3.66 pct) and GEK Terna (3.09 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, only the Oil sector rose (0.96 pct), while Industrial Products (3.25 pct), Telecoms (2.63 pct) and Food (1.67 pct) suffered heavy losses. National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, decliners led advancers by 70 to 43 with another 23 issues unchanged.

Douros (18 pct), Forthnet (13.38 pct) and Sidma (13.33 pct) were top gainers, while Ilyda (12.28 pct), Minerva (10 pct) and Epilektos (10 pct) were top losers.

Source ANA-MPA
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