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Block deal in Hrvatski Telekom's shares boosts ZSE turnover, indices end mixed

Block deal in Hrvatski Telekom's shares boosts ZSE turnover, indices end mixed Author: Zagreb bourse. License: All rights reserved.

ZAGREB (Croatia), January 9 (SeeNews) - Trading in the shares of Croatian telecommunication services provider Hrvatski Telekom [ZSE:HT] generated some 78% of the total trading turnover on the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) on Thursday, bourse data showed. 

HT's shares closed 0.56% higher at 180 kuna in deals worth 47.2 million kuna in total, including a 44.6 million kuna block transaction. ZSE's total trading turnover more than doubled to 60.6 million kuna ($9.0 million/8.1 million euro), from 27.2 million kuna on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Hrvatski Telekom contrbuted some 75% of the ZSE's total trading turnover, in transactions worth 20.3 million kuna in total, including a 17.9 million kuna block deal.

Earlier on Thursday, HT said it has repurchased a total of 14,833 of its own shares on January 7 and 8. 

The share indices of the ZSE closed mixed on Thursday with diversified holding Djuro Djakovic [ZSE:DDJH] pacing the blue-chip gainers, ZSE data showed.

Djuro Djakovic's shares closed at 5.16 kuna, up 5.31%.

Food producer Podravka [ZSE:PODR] led the blue-chip losers, as its shares closed 1.88% lower at 471 kuna. 

The 25-share benchmark CROBEX index rose by 0.20% to 2,028.81 on Thursday after falling 0.18% in the previous trading session.

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, dropped by 0.05% to 1,202.58 after shedding 0.31% on Wednesday. 

The fixed-income CROBIS index added 0.01% to 115.7600.

(1 euro = 7.44515 kuna)