ATHEX: Soft landing for bourse

ATHEX: Soft landing for bourse

Traders had appeared set to cash in recent stock gains at Athinon Avenue on Thursday, but the European Central Bank’s announcement that assistance for eurozone member-states would be boosted contained the drop in prices, while the mid-cap index went up.

The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index ended at 669.79 points, shedding 0.63% from Wednesday’s 674.07 points. The large-cap FTSE 25 index contracted 0.87% to 1,611.24 points and mid-caps expanded 0.43%.

The banks index slipped 0.26%. Eurobank fell 1.91% as Alpha grew 0.99% and Piraeus added 0.76%. National stayed put.

Sarantis jumped 4.86% and Aegean Air improved 1.17%, with Fourlis falling 3.59%, Motor Oil declining 2.85% and Hellenic Exchanges parting with 2.19%.

In total 34 stocks posted gains, 62 recorded losses and 20 remained unchanged.

Turnover amounted to 85.1 million euros, down from Wednesday’s €87.7 million.

In Nicosia, the general index of the Cyprus Stock Exchange decreased 0.31% to close at 47.92 points.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.