Greek stocks ended higher in the Athens Stock Exchange on Thursday, extending their rally for the fifth day in a row and pushing the general index of the market to new seven-year highs.
The index rose 0.57% to close at 955.76 points, off the day’s highs of 960.88 points. The Large Cap index ended 0.54% up and the Mid Cap index rose 0.35%.
Turnover was a heavy 116.98 million euros in volume of 61,127,546 shares. Aegean Airlines (3.25%), OTE (2.07%) and Hellenic Petroleum (1.64%) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while TERNA Energy (1.62%), GEK TERNA (1.51%) and Eurobank (0.69%) suffered losses. Among market sectors, Telecoms (2.05%) and Oil (1.45%) moved up, while Health (1.23%) and Constructions (0.88%) moved down. Alpha Bank and Piraeus Bank were the most heavily traded securities of the day.
Broadly, advancers and decliners were equally distributed (62 each) with another 23 issues unchanged. AAA (11.65%) and Xylemporia (9.76%) were top gainers, while Progressive (11.11%) and Epilektos (7.14%) were top losers.