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AD Plastik leads blue-chip gainers in Zagreb, share indices close mixed

AD Plastik leads blue-chip gainers in Zagreb, share indices close mixed Author: Zagreb bourse. License: All rights reserved.

ZAGREB (Croatia), February 19 (SeeNews) - The share indices of the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) closed mixed on Wednesday, as AD Plastik [ZSE:ADPL] led the blue-chip gainers, after reporting a rise in profit, ZSE data showed.

AD Plastik's shares closed 0.51% higher at 199 kuna on Wednesday.

The manufacturer of plastic products for the automotive industry said on Tuesday its consolidated net profit rose 10.43% year-on-year in 2019, reaching 98.63 million kuna.

Telecommunication services provider Optima Telekom [ZSE:OPTE] paced the blue-chip losers on Wednesday, after rising the most on Tuesday. The company's shares fell 1.88% to 7.85 kuna.

Optima said on Monday its consolidated net profit jumped to 12.5 million kuna last year from 3.3 million kuna in 2018.

Adris Grupa [ZSE:ADRS] recorded the highest turnover among the blue chips on Wednesday, of 3.9 million kuna, on the back of trading in the company's preferred shares which closed flat at 500 kuna. The company's ordinary shares closed 0.89% lower at 555 kuna.

Hrvatski Telekom [ZSE:HT] boosted Wednesday's total trading turnover with a block transaction of 3.6 million kuna. The company has contributed the biggest portions of daily trading turnover on the bourse the last five trading days. 

HT said on Tuesday its consolidated net profit dropped to 743 million kuna in 2019 from 1.04 billion kuna in 2018.

On Wednesday, ZSE's total trading turnover plummeted to 12.2 million kuna ($1.8 million/1.6 million euro) from 34.6 million kuna on Tuesday. 

The ZSE's 25-share benchmark CROBEX index fell 0.04% to 2,029.53 after rising 0.13% on Tuesday.

The narrower of ZSE's two blue-chip indices, the CROBEX10, which tracks the leading companies in terms of free float, market capitalisation and liquidity, edged up 0.02% to 1,203.96 after falling 0.22% on Tuesday. 

The fixed-income CROBIS index closed flat at 115.4034.

(1 euro = 7.44633 kuna)