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Bulgarian share indices close higher, Eurohold leads blue-chip gainers

Bulgarian share indices close higher, Eurohold leads blue-chip gainers Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 20 (SeeNews) - All indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) started the week in positive territory, with the blue-chip SOFIX index rising by 1.99% to 631.87 points, bourse data showed on Monday.

The SOFIX was mainly backed by an 11.32% rebound in the shares of financial and energy group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG]. Eurohold shares closed 5.36% lower on Friday. As many as 3,000 shares in Eurohold traded at an average price of 2.2527 levs on the floor of the Sofia bourse on Monday.

Total turnover on the BSE's main market rose sharply to 15.2 million levs ($8.8 million/7.8 million euro) from 4.6 million levs in the previous trading session.

The bulk of Monday's turnover, over 8.7 million levs, was generated by trade in bonds.

The most traded company was drug trader Sopharma Trading [BUL:SFT]. As many as 705,445 company shares changed hands at an average price of 4.5732 levs.

A 14.29% leap in the share price of Sopharma Properties REIT [BUL:SFI] supported the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, and the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. The BGBX40 added 1.38% to 142.31 points, while the BGTR30 went up by 0.88% to 676.61 points.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, closed 0.50% higher at 163.61 points, mostly due to a 2.47% rise in the share price of Advance Terrafund REIT [BUL:ATER].

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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