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Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General-Composite down 0.05%

Published 11/02/2016, 12:15 PM
Updated 11/02/2016, 12:15 PM
© Reuters.  Greece stocks lower at close of trade; Athens General-Composite down 0.05%

Investing.com – Greece stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Construction, Telecoms and Utilities sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite fell 0.05%.

The best performers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics SA (AT:OPAr), which rose 7.24% or 0.550 points to trade at 8.150 at the close. Meanwhile, Papoutsanis (AT:PSALr) added 4.24% or 0.007 points to end at 0.172 and Quest Holdings (AT:IQTr) was up 3.53% or 0.180 points to 5.280 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were National Bank of Greece (AT:NBGr), which fell 5.56% or 0.01 points to trade at 0.17 at the close. Flexopack SA (AT:FLXr) declined 5.17% or 0.1500 points to end at 2.7500 and Public Power (AT:DEHr) was down 3.41% or 0.10 points to 2.83.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 60 to 33 and 19 ended unchanged.

Shares in Greek Organisation of Football Prognostics SA (AT:OPAr) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.24% or 0.550 to 8.150.

Gold for December delivery was up 1.40% or 18.05 to $1306.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December fell 3.02% or 1.41 to hit $45.26 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract fell 2.93% or 1.41 to trade at $46.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.56% to 1.1118, while EUR/GBP fell 0.04% to 0.9027.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.55% at 97.22.

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