ATHEX benchmark up 0.22 pct on increased turnover


Greek stocks rose slightly on the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, remaining close to the 760-point level.

The ATHEX general index ended at 761.29 points, adding 0.22 percent to Monday’s 759.63 points.

Turnover jumped to 51.6 million euros on large block trades in Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE) shares.

The large-cap index increased 0.13 percent while mid-caps dropped 0.27 percent.

Public Power Corporation (2.29 percent) and the Athens Water Company (2.19 percent) scored significant gains among blue chip stocks, while OPAP (-1.55 percent) and Motor Oil (-0.65 percent) took losses.

Among market sectors, media and commerce outperformed, up 7.14 percent and 3.91 percent respectively, while chemicals and travel headed south, down 1.73 percent and -1.24 percent respectively.