ATHEX: Quiet finish to a quiet week on the Athens stock market


The trading week in Athens ended a day early on Thursday with the benchmark posting a small drop on low investor interest.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 588.67 points, shedding 0.13 percent from Wednesday’s 589.46 points. On a weekly basis it declined by 0.90 percent.

The large-cap FTSE 25 index contracted 0.06 percent to end at 1,560.90 points, but small-caps added 1.30 percent, with rising stocks outnumbering decliners.

Eurobank stood out with a rise of 4.09 percent, followed at some distance by GEK Terna, which was up 1.49 percent. Viohalco fell 5.63 percent.

in total 48 stocks showed gains, 40 took losses and 22 ended unchanged.

Turnover reached 325 million euros because it incorporated the three packages of the Astir Palace Resort sale by National Bank to Apollo Investment. Otherwise trading amounted to 26.2 million euros, compared to Wednesday’s 31.9 million.

The bourse will remain closed on Friday due to the national holiday and reopen again on Monday.

In Nicosia the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange advanced 0.03 percent to close at 66.22 points.