Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.26%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 0.26%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Construction , Retail and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite gained 0.26% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Ellaktor SA (AT: HELr ), which rose 9.23% or 0.120 points to trade at 1.420 at the close. Gek Terna (AT: HRMr ) added 6.53% or 0.160 points to end at 2.610 and J. & P. Avax (AT: AVAr ) was up 4.21% or 0.020 points to 0.495 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Jumbo SA (AT: BABr ), which lost 3.07% or 0.460 points to trade at 14.540 in late trade. Hygeia (AT: HYGr ) declined 2.08% or 0.005 points to end at 0.235 and Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos SA (AT: ANEMr ) shed 1.67% or 0.020 points to 1.180.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 59 to 39 and 17 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.43% or 5.35 to $1253.85 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 1.04% or 0.53 to hit $51.68 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.92% or 0.50 to trade at $54.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.09% to 1.0654, while EUR/GBP fell 0.16% to 0.8528.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 100.53.

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