Greek stocks end higher

Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday, following the positive climate in European markets, remaining above the 840-point level.

The general index of the market scored gains of 1.77 pct to end at 842.41 points. The Large Cap index rose 1.74 pct and the Mid Cap index 1.34 pct. Turnover was at 55.557 million euros in a volume of 43,416,374 shares.

Jumbo (8.620 pct), Hellenic Petroleum (3.20 pct) and Aegean Airlines (3.14 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains among blue chip stocks while only OTE (-0.28 pct) suffered losses.

All market sectors scored gains except Telecommunications (-0.28 pct), with Personal Products (6.82 pct), Health (3.24 pct) and Banks (2.14 pct) recording the biggest rise.

National Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 87 to 23 with another 22 issues unchanged. Pairis (29.08 pct), Douros (19.85 pct) and Boutaris (18.87 pct) were top gainers, while ANEK (-20 pct), Foodlink (19.88 pct) and Dionic (-19.84 pct) were top losers.

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