Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.60%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.60%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Food , Healthcare and Financials sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Papoutsanis (AT: PSALr ), which rose 5.79% or 0.023 points to trade at 0.420 at the close. Kri-Kri Milk (AT: KRIr ) added 3.45% or 0.130 points to end at 3.900 and Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ) was up 3.40% or 0.050 points to 1.520 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gek Terna (AT: HRMr ), which lost 3.53% or 0.190 points to trade at 5.200 in late trade. Centric Hold (AT: DESr ) declined 3.23% or 0.005 points to end at 0.150 and Folli Follie (AT: HDFr ) shed 2.35% or 0.40 points to 16.60.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 61 to 52 and 12 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.47% or 6.30 to $1348.20 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.40% or 0.27 to hit $67.34 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.67% or 0.48 to trade at $72.50 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.02% to 1.2324, while EUR/GBP fell 0.17% to 0.8648.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 89.53.

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