Greek stocks ended lower in March, ending a several-month rally on the Athens Stock Exchange. The Greek market moved higher on Friday, in line with an upward trend prevailing in other European markets.
The general index of the market rose 0.84% to close at 1,054.59 points. The index ended the week 3.27% higher, losing 6.61% in March. The index is up 13.42% so far this year. The Large Cap index ended 0.63% up and the Mid Cap index rose 0.79%. Turnover was an improved 90.91 million euros in volume of 26,471,807 shares.
Lamda Development (3.09%), Motor Oil (2.87%) and PPC (2.57%) scored big gains among blue chip stocks, while OPAP (-1.47%), Alpha Bank (-0.71%) and Eurobank (-0.65%) suffered losses. Among market sectors, Oil (2.67%) and Real Estate (2.43%) moved up, while Travel (-1.33%) and Health (-0.26%) moved down. Alpha Bank and Eurobank were the most heavily traded securities of the day. Broadly, advancers led decliners by 76 to 30 with another 14 issues unchanged. Nakas (7.14%) and Lazaridis Estate (5.45%) were top gainers, while Leventeris (-9.62%) and Vioter (-6.90%) were top losers.