Stocks drop to below 3,300 pts

Greek stocks slid almost 1.5 percent yesterday, falling below the 3,300-point support level. The Athens Exchange’s benchmark general index lost 1.41 percent to end the session at 3,255.97 points, after trading within a tight 40-point range. The FTSE/ATHEX 20 blue chip index shed 1.53 percent, while the FTSE/ATHEX 40 mid-cap index dropped 1.23 percent. Among the session’s worst performers were lenders Eurobank and Bank of Cyprus, which lost 3.22 and 3.46 percent, respectively. Packaging group Maillis, which has a market capitalization of 55.6 million euros, jumped 10.14 percent to 0.76 euros. Turnover reached 120.4 million euros versus 157 million euros in the previous session.