November 25 (SeeNews) - All four Bulgarian share indices extended losses on Wednesday in higher turnover boosted by heavy trading in bonds of real estate investment trust Health and Wellness, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX index, which comprises the 20 most liquid shares trading on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), fell 0.23% to 457.73 points after sliding 0.69% a day earlier. The broader BG40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the bourse, ended 0.13% lower at 122.91 points after posting a daily loss of 0.77% on Tuesday.
Total turnover, excluding block and other pre-agreed deals, surged to 14.8 million levs ($11.4 million/7.6 million euro) from 1.5 million levs a day ago.
Trade in bonds of Health and Wellness accounted for some 14 million levs of the daily turnover, as a total of 7,000 bonds with a par value of 100 euro each changed hands ending unchanged.
On Wednesday, decliners outnumbered advancers 40 to 27 and 176 shares closed flat.
Seventeen blue chips traded, of which two ended unchanged, nine fell and the rest rose. The biggest decliner was power tools maker Sparky Eltos which dropped 3.8% to 1.92 levs in a volume of 618 shares.
The BG-REIT index, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, fell 0.59% to 49.04 points and the BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, skidded 0.1% to 346.33 points.
On Tuesday, the BG-REIT ended 0.36% lower and the BG TotalReturn30 index dipped 0.77%.
The Dnevnik 20 index, calculated by local business daily Dnevnik from the share prices of the 20 leading companies in terms of liquidity and market capitalisation, decreased 0.14% to 65.26 points. The index edged down 0.64% the previous day.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)