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Dec 14, 2009 18:36 EEST
December 14 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian share indices on Monday closed mostly lower in plummeting turnover with only the broader BG40 bucking the trend, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX index, which comprises the 20 most liquid shares trading on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), dropped 0.56% to 428.86 points after falling 0.05% on Friday.
BG40, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the bourse, rose 0.08% to 117.75 points after falling 0.56% on Friday.
Total turnover, excluding block and other pre-agreed deals, plummeted to 0.55 million levs ($0.41 million/ 0.28 million euro) from 3.07 million levs on Friday.
Twenty-nine shares gained ground, 38 declined and nine ended flat on Monday.
Five of the 19 SOFIX companies that were traded on Monday closed higher and the rest ended in the red.
First Investment Bank was among the most liquid blue chips on Monday with 30,776 shares changing hands. The stock fell 2.86% to 2.38 levs.
Central Cooperative Bank was traded in a volume of 30,697 shares, dropping 1.17% to 1.26 levs.
The BG-REIT index, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, declined 0.44% to 47.64 points. The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, dropped 1.56% to 329.93.
On Friday, the BG-REIT declined 0.52% and the BG TotalReturn30 gained 0.12%.
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, declined 0.60% to 61.31 points after a daily gain of 0.44% on Friday.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgrian levs)
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