Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, on the first trading session of August, leaving behind a negative July in the market. The general index rose 0.68 pct to end at 817.74 points, off the day’s highs of 822.36 points. The Large Cap index rose 0.83 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 1.94 pct higher. Turnover was a low 57.839 million euros in volume of 55,713,829 shares.
National Bank (5.26 pct), GEK Terna (3.44 pct) and ADMIE (3.43 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains among blue chip stocks, while Titan (3.27 pct), Hellenic Exchanges (1.88 pct) and PPC (1.79 pct) suffered heavy losses. Among market sectors, Technology (3.17 pct) and Banks (2.69 pct) scored big gains, while Constructions (1.41 pct) and Commerce (1.21 pct) suffered losses.
National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 68 to 28 with another 26 issues unchanged. Sato (19.67 pct), Naftemporiki (14.67 pct) and Pegasus (12.90 pct) were top gainers while Medicon (18.41 pct), Pairis (13.93 pct) and Aeoliki (9.45 pct) were top losers.