ECONOMY

Mid-caps join OPAP and OTE on fifth straight day of gains at local bourse

Greek stocks posted gains for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, spurred by interest in betting firm OPAP (+3.55 percent), Piraeus Bank (+1.92 percent), OTE telecom (+0.99 percent) and mid-caps.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 925.73 points, up 0.87 percent from Monday. The large-cap index was up 0.42 percent to 314 points, while mid-caps advanced 2.23 percent. Bank warrants presented a mixed picture, with Piraeus Bank surging 5.17 percent while National Bank plunged 5.27 percent. Coca-Cola HBC shed 1.79 percent to close at 20.80 euros, National Bank was down 1.95 percent at 2.51 euros, and Public Power Corporation lost 1.03 percent, closing at 7.71 euros.

Winners outnumbered decliners by 75 to 49, while turnover topped 47.13 million euros.