Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.28%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 0.28%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities , Financials and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite fell 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Hygeia (AT: HYGr ), which rose 13.24% or 0.069 points to trade at 0.590 at the close. Iaso (AT: IASr ) added 7.76% or 0.072 points to end at 1.000 and Athens Medical (AT: AMCr ) was up 7.14% or 0.100 points to 1.500 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Select Textile (AT: EPIr ), which lost 9.36% or 0.016 points to trade at 0.155 in late trade. Attica Bank SA (AT: BOAr ) declined 6.06% or 0.002 points to end at 0.031 and Public Power (AT: DEHr ) shed 4.86% or 0.09 points to 1.76.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 66 to 35 and 11 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.05% or 0.60 to $1265.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 2.03% or 1.17 to hit $56.45 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 1.69% or 1.06 to trade at $61.80 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.30% to 1.1790, while EUR/GBP rose 0.15% to 0.8810.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 93.56.

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