Healthy gains with low trading in bourse

Stocks produced healthy gains in Wednesday’s session, albeit on quite low trading, which left some observers suspicious on whether that growth could continue till the end of the week.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 1,278.22 points, growing 2.58 percent from Tuesday’s 1,246.03 points. The large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 expanded 2.71 percent to 417.62 points.

All blue chips headed northward, led by Corinth Pipeworks (up 7.49 percent), Marfin Investment Group (5.94 percent) and OPAP (4.38 percent).

In total 93 stocks showed gains, 43 sustained losses and 22 remained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 66 million euros, down from Tuesday’s 84.1 million.

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