Stocks show no signs of looking back

Greek stocks continued on their northbound course for the seventh session in a row on Friday, showing no signs of looking back, as the benchmark continues to break one 30-month record after another.

The ATHEX general index closed at 1,296.39 points, adding 0.50 percent to Thursday’s 1,289.98 points. On a weekly basis it soared 7.54 percent.

The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 expanded 0.20 percent to end at 425.05 points, but small-caps had a field day, adding 2.94 percent and demonstrating the extent of interest the local bourse commands across its board these days.

Folli Follie grabbed the spotlight among blue chips with a 5.47 percent rise, ahead of Piraeus Bank (up 4.76 percent) and Alpha Bank (3.95 percent). OPAP declined by 2.42 percent.

In total 91 stocks posted gains, 57 suffered losses and 23 stayed put.

Turnover amounted to 147.6 million euros, up from Thursday’s 119.2 million.