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Bulgaria stock indices close higher, Doverie United Holding leads gainers

Bulgaria stock indices close higher, Doverie United Holding leads gainers Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), May 5 (SeeNews) - All indices on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed in positive territory on the last trading session of the week on Thursday, with the blue-chip SOFIX index increasing the most - by 0.48% to 605.42 points, bourse data showed.

Doverie United Holding [BUL:DUH] and Telelink Business Services Group (TBS Group) [BUL:TBS] were the two top SOFIX gainers.

Doverie rose 3.9% to 6.40 levs in a trading volume of 5,552 shares, while Telelink added 2.23% to 13.75 levs as a total of 185 units changed hands.

Buoyed by Doverie's gain, the BGTR30 index, under which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, advanced by 0.15% to 720.25 points.

The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, went up 0.39% to 142.87 points, mostly due to a 6.49% jump in Industrial Capital Holding [BUL:HIKA] to 3.48 levs with 500 shares traded.

Poultry producer Gradus [BUL:GR6] and investment firm Eleven Capital [BUL:11C] paced the decliners among the BGBX40 and BGTR30 components. Gradus shares erased 2.19% to 1.34 levs, while Eleven Capital lost 1.14% to 17.30 levs.

The BGREIT, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, inched up by 0.12% to 180.52 points, after Advance Terrafund REIT [BUL:ATER] gained 1.43% to 3.55 levs in a trading volume of 3,445 shares.

Turnover on the BSE's main market slumped to 371,954 million levs ($199,920/190,177 euro) on Thursday from 1.36 million levs a day earlier.

Battery manufacturer Monbat [BUL:MONB] was the most traded company on Thursday, with a turnover of 117,055 levs. Its shares closed 0.91% higher at 5.55 levs after 21,091 of them changed hands.

Friday will be a non-trading day on the BSE due to a public holiday in Bulgaria.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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