ATHEX: Index rises for a sixth day in a row

The strong start to Monday's session at the Greek bourse gave way to some profit-taking initiatives in the afternoon that erased almost all of the benchmark's gains. The main index closed on the day's low, but that humble growth sufficed for yet another nine-year high. This was the sixth consecutive session of gains for the benchmark.

ATHEX: Bourse takes a further step higher

The upward trajectory of the Greek stock market continued for another day on Wednesday, with the increased turnover being the main feature of this fresh session of growth that led the benchmark to yet another nine-year high. The 2% advance of the banks index leaves no doubt about the day's protagonist, with Alpha leading the way up thanks to its favorable corporate results.

ATHEX: Banks boost index helped by mid-caps

Unfazed by news of a German recession and a US credit default threat, the Greek stock market reverted to its upward trajectory on remarkable trading volume on Thursday, recapturing the 1,200-point level, with the help of growth in bank stocks. The universally positive first-quarter results of listed companies also contributed to the price growth.

ATHEX: Traders at local bourse reap profits

The main index at the Greek bourse slid back below the 1,200-point level it had captured this week, as on Wednesday it gave up some of the ground earned during Monday's huge rise. 

Banks were at the center of the market's profit-taking, though many mid-caps resisted the pressure and their index fared better than the rest of the market, losing only 0.66%.

ATHEX: Benchmark closes at 9-year high

The market's growing optimism about political stability in Greece after the elections and the favorable views on Greek banks by foreign firms contributed to a significant rebound of local stocks on Tuesday that sent the Athens benchmark to levels unseen in nearly nine years. The price rise also came with an increase in turnover, which approached 100 million euros.