Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.39%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.39%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Banking , Food and Healthcare sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite lost 1.39%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Select Textile (AT: EPIr ), which rose 9.48% or 0.022 points to trade at 0.254 at the close. Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ) added 3.65% or 0.500 points to end at 14.300 and Mytilineos Holdings SA (AT: MYTr ) was up 2.14% or 0.200 points to 9.560 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Flexopack SA (AT: FLXr ), which lost 5.80% or 0.4000 points to trade at 6.5000 in late trade. Marfin Invest (AT: MRFr ) declined 5.53% or 0.009 points to end at 0.150 and Eurobank Ergasias SA (AT: EURBr ) shed 4.68% or 0.0400 points to 0.8150.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 83 to 30 and 12 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 1.25% or 16.80 to $1362.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.23% or 1.46 to hit $66.97 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract rose 1.89% or 1.34 to trade at $72.38 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.28% to 1.2390, while EUR/GBP rose 0.05% to 0.8720.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 89.09.

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