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Bulgarian stock indices close mixed, Eurohold leads blue-chip gainers

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

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 30 (SeeNews) - The indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed Tuesday's trading session mixed, bourse data showed on Monday.

The blue-chip SOFIX index went up 0.08% to 622.72 points, backed by a 3.67% rise in the share price of financial and energy group Eurohold [BUL:EUBG] and a 2.08% increase in the shares of Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) [BUL:CCB].

As many as 4,250 shares in Eurohold traded at an average price of 2.1787 levs on the floor of the Sofia bourse on Tuesday, while a total of 3,000 CCB shares changed hands at an average price of 0.9800 levs.

Earlier on Tuesday, Eurohold Bulgaria said that it recorded a consolidated net profit excluding minority interest of 959,000 levs ($557,500/490,300 euro) in the first nine months of 2021, compared to a net loss of 13.4 million levs in the same period of 2020. Minority interest included, the group turned to a consolidated net profit of 4.3 million levs in the review period from a net loss of 12.8 million levs in the comparable period of 2020.

The BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, edged down 0.03% to 669.22 points, dragged down by a 4.60% decrease in the shares of the bourse operator itself, Bulgarian Stock Exchange AD.

The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, and the BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, both closed unchanged on Tuesday, at 139.78 points and 165.81 points, respectively.

Total turnover on the BSE's main market dropped to 1.3 million levs on Tuesday from 7.2 million levs on Monday.

The most traded company on Tuesday was drug maker Sopharma [BUL:SOF]. A total of 133,349 Sopharma shares traded 0.47% lower at an average price of 4.2507 levs, contributing 566,800 levs to the total turnover for the day.

On Monday, Sopharma said that its consolidated net profit rose to 50.5 million levs in the first nine months of 2021 from 21.9 million levs in the same period of last year.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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