Greek stocks end lower‏

Greek stocks end lower‏

Greek stocks end lower‏

Greek stocks ended lower in the Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday with the composite index of the market closing at 610.97 points, down 1.07 pct. 

National Bank remained at the epicenter of buying activity while other systemic bank shares came under pressure. The Large Cap index fell 1.31 pct and the Mid Cap index ended 0.18 pct higher.

Turnover was a heavy 180.728 million euros, in volume of 441,412,142.

National Bank (3.66 pct), Grivalia Properties (2.33 pct) and OPAP (1.45 pct) scored the biggest percentage gains of the day among blue chip stocks, while Piraeus Bank (7.93 pct), Jumbo (5.15 pct), Titan (4.17 pc) and Eurobank (2.91 pct) suffered heavy losses.

National Bank and Piraeus Bank were the most heavily traded securities. Among market sectors, Real Estate (1.41 pct), Travel (1.17 pct) scored big gains, while Personal Products (4.12 pct) and Health (2.80 pct) suffered losses.

Broadly, decliners led advancers by 55 to 38 with another 29 issues unchanged. National Pangaea (20 pct), AEGEK (18.60 pct) and Kreka (18.26 pct) were top gainers, while PC Systems (16.67 pct), Boutaris (15.15 pct) and Creta Farms (10.03 pct) were top losers.