Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 2.87%

© Reuters. Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 2.87%© Reuters. Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General-Composite up 2.87% – Greece stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the gained 2.87% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Piraeus Bank SA (AT:), which rose 12.32% or 0.025 points to trade at 0.228 at the close. Meanwhile, Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos SA (AT:) added 6.89% or 0.058 points to end at 0.900 and Autohellas (AT:) was up 6.48% or 0.79 points to 12.99 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Centric Hold (AT:), which fell 12.50% or 0.015 points to trade at 0.106 at the close. Select Textile (AT:) declined 5.95% or 0.010 points to end at 0.158 and Kri-Kri Milk (AT:) was down 2.72% or 0.050 points to 1.790.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 65 to 38 and 17 ended unchanged.

Shares in Elliniki Technodomiki Anemos SA (AT:) rose to 52-week highs; up 6.89% or 0.058 to 0.900. Shares in Autohellas (AT:) rose to 5-year highs; up 6.48% or 0.79 to 12.99.

Gold for February delivery was up 0.76% or 8.85 to $ 1178.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in January fell 1.06% or 0.54 to hit $ 50.39 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract fell 0.69% or 0.37 to trade at $ 53.56 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.45% to 1.0766, while EUR/GBP rose 1.10% to 0.8545.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.30% at 100.21.

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