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ATHEX: Stocks post minor gains on quiet day

The growth of most banks weighed decisively on the Greek stock market on Thursday for the final color of the benchmark, which reverted to black upon the closing after a rather narrow session, while turnover continued to decrease. Markets appear satisfied with the decline of the US inflation rate in June, which strengthens the scenario of two rate cuts by the Fed by year-end.

ATHEX: Stock index rises for fifth straight day

Tuesday's mixed session on the bourse showed a lack of clear direction in the market, with banks heading lower, mid-caps closing higher and the benchmark as well as the blue chip index ending up practically unchanged. That sufficed to make it five days in a row for the benchmark's growth, a performance not seen in three months at Athinon Avenue.

ATHEX: Stocks grow on the year’s lowest volume

The anticipation of more interest rate cuts by the European Central Bank appears to have boosted stocks at the local bourse on Thursday, on a day with the lowest turnover in 2024, owing to the holiday in the US. Banks outperformed and remained the market's driver, though this time the rise was universal among the various sectors of listed companies.

ATHEX: Monday’s stock gains reversed

On a day of reduced turnover, the Greek stock market recorded losses on Tuesday following two days of growth, in what seemed like a full reversal of Monday's rebound. More than just cashing in on recent gains, traders sent bank prices into a nosedive, partly due to the downgrade of JP Morgan's guidance on Greek stocks from "buy" to "neutral."

ATHEX: Stocks slipping closer toward 1,400 points

The Greek stock market saw its decline from Tuesday accelerate on Wednesday, with banks and several other blue chips bringing the bourse's benchmark close to the 1,400-point level. Uncertainty both domestically - as described by the Monetary Policy Report of the Bank of Greece - and abroad with the elections in France and the UK in the next few days are adding to traders' reluctance to buy.

ATHEX: Benchmark eases further on bourse

Corporate dividends, French election concerns and the upcoming ending of the year's first half led to a variety of trends among Greek stocks on Tuesday, after the long weekend. The course of prices was more affected by every individual stock and not by a general or sector-specific trend. The session also marked the debut of Athens International Airport in the blue chip index.

ATHEX: Helleniq Energy and Motor Oil pay the price

The government announcement of the 33% levy on the excessive earnings of refineries had a direct effect on the share prices of both Motor Oil and Helleniq Energy, impacting the rest of the market too. However, GEK Terna and its subsidiary Terna Energy benefited on the latter's sale to Masdar, on a day of significantly increased turnover at Athinon Avenue.

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