Hellenic Exchanges

ATHEX: Late advance takes index back to black

The banks index at Athinon Avenue on Thursday came off Wednesday's 14-month highs, but the closing auctions served to ensure the benchmark ended in the black despite losing stocks' clear lead over the climbers. The market appears to have already factored in a credit rating upgrade expected on Friday night by Standard & Poor's.

ATHEX: Benchmark falls for fourth day in a row

The main index of the Greek stock market continued to slide for a fourth consecutive day on Thursday, though not as dramatically as Wednesday's 3 percent drop. The morning's brief reaction to three days of losses gave way to another selling spree later in the day, leading the benchmark close to the 820-point mark.

ATHEX: Little market movement in September

September ended with marginal monthly gains (0.04 percent) for the benchmark of the Greek stock market, which eased on Monday due to pressures mainly on non-bank blue chips. Following the conclusion of the publication of listed firms' first-half results, it has become evident that the improvement has only been moderate, despite investors' enthusiasm after late May.

ATHEX: Small rise for stock benchmark as low turnover points to drop in interest

Investors appeared uninspired in what was a fairly quiet session at the Greek stock market on Thursday, with the few traders that could be bothered making select purchases. This took turnover back below the 50-million-euro mark while the benchmark kept to a very narrow range.

ATHEX: Stocks extend rise on return of confidence

The MSCI Standard Greece index rebalancing, with the return to its ranks of National Bank, and the continued euphoria from political developments in Athens saw the Greek bourse extend its gains on Tuesday and double Monday's daily turnover, as positive reviews from foreign firms and agencies poured in following the announcement of a snap election.

ATHEX: Most stocks stage late comeback

The closing auctions determined the hue of the indexes at the Greek stock market on Thursday, securing some gains for the benchmark, blue chips and banks, while the mid-cap index closed without a change. There was notable growth in early trade, but those gains evaporated later on before the auctions pushed the majority of stocks back into positive territory.

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