Stocks at Athinon Avenue headed higher on Friday after another quiet session, with traders harboring little hope of any significant shifts in the rating reports by Standard & Poor’s and DBRS, due late on Friday. Pressure is set to resume in the new week, unless there is a dramatic deterioration in public health situation across the country.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 612.32 points, adding 0.56% to Thursday’s 608.90 points. On a weekly basis it declined 1.27%.
The large-cap FTSE 25 index contracted 1.82% to close at 1,435.89 points.
The banks index earned 0.42%, with Piraeus advancing 0.85%, National grabbing 0.41%, Alpha collecting 0.40% and Eurobank improving 0.31%.
Coca-Cola rose 1.92%, Mytilineos climbed 1.88%, OTE telecom increased 1.80% and Viohalco grew 1.50%, while Jumbo fell 2.44% and Fourlis Holdings gave up 1.59%.
In total 55 stocks boasted gains, 33 endured losses and 19 remained unchanged.
Turnover amounted to 33.5 million euros, down from Thursday’s €46.5 million.
In Nicosia, the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange stayed put at 43.20 points.