Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 1.46%

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Greece shares higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 1.46%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Banking , Financials and Household sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General-Composite rose 1.46% to hit a new 52-week high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General-Composite were Select Textile (AT: EPIr ), which rose 9.47% or 0.016 points to trade at 0.185 at the close. AS Company SA (AT: ASCr ) added 7.66% or 0.070 points to end at 0.984 and Flexopack SA (AT: FLXr ) was up 7.51% or 0.2900 points to 4.1500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Thrace Plastic (AT: THRr ), which lost 3.70% or 0.100 points to trade at 2.600 in late trade. Revoil Petrol (AT: REVr ) declined 1.75% or 0.006 points to end at 0.337 and Motor Oil Hellas Corinth Refineries SA (AT: MORr ) shed 1.73% or 0.29 points to 16.51.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 67 to 29 and 23 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.14% or 14.35 to $1267.65 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 0.44% or 0.23 to hit $51.93 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 0.16% or 0.09 to trade at $54.98 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.23% to 1.0620, while EUR/GBP rose 0.28% to 0.8562.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 100.80.

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