OpenCalais Metadata: Ticker
OpenCalais Metadata: LegalName
The Greek stock market appeared to have run out of steam, with mixed results and little buying interest of note for many stocks for a second day on Thursday. Despite the rise of the banks index and mid-caps, the benchmark could not avoid posting minor losses on Thursday, though it is clear there is no intention for a move toward lower price levels.
A rather subdued session at the Greek stock market on Monday saw most stocks yield ground for a second day in a row on the lowest daily trading of the last 11 sessions. Early gains gave way to some profit-taking by traders who believe the market has been overbought over the last few weeks, when the benchmark had climbed to its highest point since 2011.
The benchmark of the Greek stock market came off Thursday's 13-year-high to record moderate losses on Friday at the end of another week of price growth, the third in succession. The continued rise of foreign bourses, including Wall Street, has helped. As of Monday the main index at Athinon Avenue will incorporate Athens International Airport.
The stock market at Athinon Avenue came off Wednesday's decade-high to suffer losses on Thursday that were somewhat moderated by the end of the session. Observers noted the intention of investors to sell and secure some liquidity in order to join the public offering of Athens International Airport - a process that began on Thursday.
For a third day in a row, the Greek stock market's benchmark rose to new highs on Friday despite a decline in mid-caps and the majority of stocks. The main index at Athinon Avenue has therefore recorded yet another 10-year high in the face of profit-taking for most of the day's session. This seventh consecutive session of index gains had the lowest daily turnover of the week.