ECONOMY

Little bourse action at start of new week

Stocks painted a mixed picture in the opening session of the new week, with gainers outnumbering losers and the benchmark index closing slightly lower.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 1,165.99 points, shedding 0.26 percent from Friday’s 1,169.04 points.

The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 contracted by 0.57 percent to end at 386.95 points, while the mid-cap index climbed 1.08 percent.

Ellaktor stood out among the blue chips as it expanded by 5.31 percent, ahead of Terna Energy, which was up 4.02 percent.

Titan Cement was the worst off, giving up 5.33 percent, while OPAP slid 3.70 percent.

In total 76 stocks posted gains, 65 suffered losses and 12 were non-movers.

Turnover amounted to 75.5 million euros, down from last Friday’s 119.6 million.

October ATHEX data showed a net inflow from foreign investors of 926 million euros, out of which just over 650 million concerned the sale of OPAP’s 33 percent controlling stake to Emma Delta. That was up from just over 100 million euros in September. Foreigners accounted for 60 percent of total transaction value last month.