Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.40%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.40%
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Investing.com – Greece equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Healthcare , Banking and Financials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite lost 1.40% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Profile Syst (AT: PRFr ), which rose 3.53% or 0.034 points to trade at 0.998 at the close. Iaso (AT: IASr ) added 3.05% or 0.040 points to end at 1.350 and Sarantiseg (AT: SRSr ) was up 2.11% or 0.30 points to 14.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Flexopack SA (AT: FLXr ), which lost 6.92% or 0.4500 points to trade at 6.0500 in late trade. Piraeus Bank SA (AT: BOPr ) declined 6.16% or 0.236 points to end at 3.594 and Select Textile (AT: EPIr ) shed 5.00% or 0.012 points to 0.228.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 77 to 42 and 8 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was down 0.27% or 3.50 to $1315.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 2.27% or 1.39 to hit $59.76 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract fell 2.18% or 1.41 to trade at $63.40 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.2239, while EUR/GBP rose 0.72% to 0.8865.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 90.31.

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