Minor losses for index in thin bourse trading
The Greek bourses main index endured minor losses in Mondays session in relatively thin trading, as stocks showed a mixed picture.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) general index closed at 1,329.20 points, dropping 0.11 percent from Fridays 1,330.69 points. On the contrary, the large-cap FTSE/ATHEX 25 expanded 0.12 percent to 428.53 points, thanks to the significant profits registered by OPAP and Mytilineos, OTE telecom, Public Power Corporation and Coca-Cola HBC.
Alpha Bank posted the biggest decline, closing 5.15 percent lower just minutes before its book building announcement. National Bank fell 4.24 percent and TERNA Energy contracted 3.68 percent. OPAP added 4.49 percent, Mytilineos climbed 2.64 percent, CCHBC grew 1.84 percent and PPC increased 1.74 percent.
In total, 66 stocks registered gains, 67 recorded losses and 25 remained unchanged.
Turnover amounted to 71.3 million euros, less than a third of last Fridays 246.5 million.
The bourse will reopen on Wednesday after Tuesdays national holiday.