SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 18 (SeeNews) - All share indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed lower on Tuesday, with the blue-chip SOFIX index falling the most - by 1.05% to 639.36 points, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX was mostly dragged down by a 4.72% drop in the share price of First Investment Bank [BUL:FIB] to 1.7424 levs, as 9,785 shares changed hands, BSE data showed.
On the SME growth market BEAM, the shares of investment company HR Capital [BUL:HRC] started trading. HR Capital closed at 6.70 levs as 65,308 shares had changed hands by the end of the trading session.
The decline in the shares of Fibank also weighed down on the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. The BGTR30 went down 0.88% to 691.43 points.
The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, decreased by 0.61% to 144.60 points. The index was negatively influenced by a 9.14% drop in diversified group Zarneni Hrani Bulgaria [BUL:ZHBG].
The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, edged down 0.04% to 167.95 points due to a 0.68% decrease in the share price of Advance Terrafund REIT [BUL:ATER].
Total turnover on the BSE's main market rose to 637,400 levs ($369,900/325,900 euro) from 529,300 levs on Monday.
(1 euro = 195583 levs)
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