Unfazed by the fresh heavy losses sustained by Piraeus Bank stock, the Greek bourse benchmark enjoyed another session of mild gains on Thursday to edge even closer to the 893-point mark last recorded in February 2020.
Non-bank blue chips took the lead this time, buoying the main index to yet another 13-month high on one more day of high turnover.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 884.77 points, adding 0.37% to Wednesday’s 881.49 points.
The large-cap FTSE 25 index expanded 0.36% to close at 2,219.16 points.
Piraeus slumped 18.18% with its share capital increase looming large, but the banks index earned 0.18% on Alpha rising 0.86%, Eurobank grabbing 0.63% and National improving 0.41%.
EYDAP collected 3.90% and Aegean augmented 2.48%, while GEK Terna parted with 2.51%.
In total 64 stocks secured gains, 46 suffered losses and 18 remained unchanged.
Turnover amounted to 75.8 million euros, down from Wednesday’s €86 million.
In Nicosia, the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange increased 1.13% to close at 60.99 points.