ATHEX: Stock index closes at the session’s low


Domestic and international concerns related to diplomatic and trade issues led the majority of stocks to losses at the end of Wednesday’s session at Athinon Avenue.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended the session at 746.70 points, shedding 1.44 percent from Tuesday’s 755.33 points.

The large-cap FTSE-25 index contracted 1.32 percent to 1,971.19 points, while mid-caps expanded 0.13 percent.

The banks index gave up 1.18 percent, as Eurobank slumped 2.92 percent, National fell 0.77 percent and Alpha conceded 0.74 percent. Piraeus stayed put.

Jumbo was the only blue chip to post an increase on Wednesday (1.03 percent), while Viohalco declined 2.88 percent, EYDAP lost 2.67 percent, ADMIE Holdings parted with 2.64 percent, Fourlis diminished 2.58 percent and Hellenic Petroleum decreased 2.43 percent.

In total 28 stocks registered gains, 53 sustained losses and 29 closed unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 37.1 million euros, up from Tuesday’s 26.2 million.

In Nicosia the Cyprus Stock Exchange general index ended 0.90 percent lower at 74.52 points.