Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.24%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.24%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Banking , Basic Resources and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite lost 1.24%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Kri-Kri Milk (AT: KRIr ), which rose 3.93% or 0.170 points to trade at 4.500 at the close. Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ) added 3.85% or 0.500 points to end at 13.500 and Intercontinental International Real Estate Investment Company SA (AT: ICIr ) was up 2.86% or 0.150 points to 5.400 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Alpha Bank SA (AT: ACBr ), which lost 7.73% or 0.101 points to trade at 1.205 in late trade. Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ) declined 6.05% or 0.126 points to end at 1.958 and Elastron SA (AT: ELSRr ) shed 5.00% or 0.0650 points to 1.2350.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 56 to 48 and 8 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.01% or 0.10 to $1208.40 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 0.23% or 0.16 to hit $70.61 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 0.68% or 0.54 to trade at $78.86 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.69% to 1.1754, while EUR/GBP fell 0.10% to 0.8872.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.52% at 93.63.

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