Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.92%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.92%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare , Utilities and Basic Resources sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite gained 0.92% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Public Power (AT: DEHr ), which rose 12.63% or 0.37 points to trade at 3.30 at the close. Hygeia (AT: HYGr ) added 9.02% or 0.060 points to end at 0.725 and Iaso (AT: IASr ) was up 4.83% or 0.065 points to 1.410 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MLS Multimedia (AT: MLSr ), which lost 3.11% or 0.140 points to trade at 4.360 in late trade. Flexopack SA (AT: FLXr ) declined 2.44% or 0.1500 points to end at 6.0000 and Revoil Petrol (AT: REVr ) shed 2.26% or 0.015 points to 0.650.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 80 to 45 and 8 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 1.15% or 15.50 to $1336.60 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.39% or 0.92 to hit $65.22 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 1.45% or 1.02 to trade at $69.13 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.65% to 1.2346, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8795.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.57% at 89.38.

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