Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.26%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.26%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Telecoms , Retail and Household sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite gained 1.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT: SELr ), which rose 10.78% or 0.0110 points to trade at 0.1130 at the close. Hellenic Telec (AT: OTEr ) added 4.05% or 0.42 points to end at 10.79 and Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) was up 4.03% or 0.004 points to 0.108 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nireus Aqua (AT: NIRr ), which lost 2.97% or 0.005 points to trade at 0.170 in late trade. ThesKi Water (AT: TWSr ) declined 1.50% or 0.070 points to end at 4.630 and Ellaktor SA (AT: HELr ) shed 1.46% or 0.030 points to 2.030.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 64 to 26 and 14 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.30% or 3.80 to $1242.80 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.55% or 0.39 to hit $70.72 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 0.97% or 0.72 to trade at $75.17 a barrel.

EUR/USD was unchanged 0.00% to 1.1671, while EUR/GBP fell 0.08% to 0.8830.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 94.56.

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