Investors in Greek stocks chose their moves carefully on Friday in anticipation of Monday’s Eurogroup, keeping daily turnover below 80 million euros for a second day in a row and creating a mixed picture at the end of a southbound week. This was in line with the instability seen on foreign markets too.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 784.17 points, adding 0.17 percent to Thursday’s 782.83 points. On a weekly basis it gave up 0.63 percent.
The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 0.05 percent to 2,079.45 points, with mid-caps advancing 0.69 percent.
The banks index improved 0.96 percent, with Piraeus and National increasing 3.04 and 2.78 percent respectively while Eurobank and Alpha ended 0.55 and 0.45 percent lower. However, mid-cap Attica Bank made it nine sessions of consecutive gains, adding 10.10 percent on Friday.
In total 51 stocks headed north, 54 took losses and 23 stayed unchanged.
Turnover amounted to 78.7 million euros, up from Thursday’s 73 million.
In Nicosia the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange rose 0.29 percent to 76.93 points.