The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) registered its highest daily turnover in 22 sessions following the publication of the International Monetary Fund's Article IV report on Tuesday, although there was a mixed overall picture for local stocks, with mid-caps sliding.
The ATHEX general index ended at 761.23 points, adding 0.40 percent to Monday's 758.18 points.
The Athens Exchange (ATHEX) started the week with a particularly quiet session, featuring low trading volume and mild gains for the majority of stocks.
The ATHEX general index ended at 778.57 points, adding 0.23 percent to Friday's 776.77 points. The large-cap FTSE-25 index expanded 0.16 percent to 2,047.58 points.
The stock rebalancing due to changes in the MSCI indexes led to significant shifts in the closing auctions of Thursday's trading session in Athens that accounted for about two-thirds of the entire day's turnover. It concluded the month of May at Athinon Avenue, with the benchmark suffering losses of 11.93 percent over that period.
Stocks headed lower for a third consecutive session on Wednesday while pressure continued on Greek bonds. The continued decline of bank stocks in particular, combined with the relatively increased turnover, suggests that investors are in a bearish mood, which is likely to set the tone for the next few sessions too.