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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.98%

Published 16/10/2018, 02:15 am
© Reuters.  Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.98%
- – Greece equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Travel, Media and Retail sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 0.98%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Public Power (AT:DEHr), which rose 5.04% or 0.06 points to trade at 1.25 at the close. Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT:EURBr) added 4.54% or 0.0230 points to end at 0.5300 and Aegean Airlines (AT:AGNr) was up 4.48% or 0.30 points to 7.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Athens Medical (AT:AMCr), which lost 3.64% or 0.040 points to trade at 1.060 in late trade. Karatzi (AT:KRTr) declined 3.23% or 0.200 points to end at 6.000 and J. & P. Avax (AT:AVAr) shed 3.14% or 0.012 points to 0.370.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 70 to 31 and 11 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.75% or 9.20 to $1231.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November rose 0.34% or 0.24 to hit $71.58 a barrel, while the December Brent oil contract rose 0.22% or 0.18 to trade at $80.61 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.1591, while EUR/GBP rose 0.30% to 0.8818.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.25% at 94.70.

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