Little movement for stocks as market awaits poll results

This week apppears destined to be one of particularly low turnover for the Greek stock market, in anticipation of Sunday?s election result, and following another month of losses for its benchmark index.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index gave up 3.98 percent in April, ending at 699.91 points on Monday, although it added 0.60 percent compared to last Friday. The blue chip FTSE/ATHEX 20 index grew by 0.30 percent on Monday to close at 267.81 points.

The day?s biggest gains among blue chips were posted by Hellenic Postbank, which added 4.44 percent, while Marfin Investment Group contracted by 3.27 percent.

In total, 51 stocks registered gains, 60 posted losses and 24 remained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 15 million euros, even lower than last Friday?s 16.7 million.