Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.99%

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Greece shares lower at close of trade; Athens General Composite down 1.99%
Credit: © Reuters. – Greece equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Banking , Food and Technology sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite declined 1.99% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Iaso (AT: IASr ), which rose 3.36% or 0.026 points to trade at 0.800 at the close. Gek Terna (AT: HRMr ) added 3.01% or 0.150 points to end at 5.140 and Intercontinental International Real Estate Investment Company SA (AT: ICIr ) was up 2.88% or 0.150 points to 5.350 in late trade.

Biggest losers included National Bank of Greece SA (AT: NBGr ), which lost 6.33% or 0.138 points to trade at 2.042 in late trade. Crete Plastics SA (AT: PLAKR ) declined 5.56% or 0.800 points to end at 13.600 and Athens Water (AT: EYDr ) shed 5.29% or 0.29 points to 5.19.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 73 to 32 and 9 ended unchanged on the Athens Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.33% or 4.00 to $1203.10 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in October fell 1.20% or 0.84 to hit $69.03 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract fell 1.00% or 0.78 to trade at $77.39 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.37% to 1.1625, while EUR/GBP fell 0.42% to 0.8973.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 95.09.

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