September 29 (SeeNews) - All four share indices of the bourse in Sofia rose on Tuesday after ending lower a day earlier and volumes dropped sharply, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX index, which comprises the 20 most liquid shares trading on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), advanced 1.64% to 486.14 points after shedding 2.63% the previous day. The broader BG40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the bourse, added 1.96% to 134.46 after a 1.37% drop on Monday.
Turnover, excluding block and other pre-agreed deals, almost halved to 1.9 million levs ($1.4 million/971,000 euro) from Monday's 3.6 million levs.
Advancers outnumbered decliners by 63 to 24 and 12 stocks closed unchanged.
Five out of the 20 blue chips fell and the remaining 15 gained.
Engineering, construction and energy group Enemona rose the most among the blue chips as its stocks soared 7.4% to 11.9 levs in a volume of 3,828 stocks.
The top decliner was power tools maker Sparky Eltos whose stock lost 2.54% to 2.22 levs as 3,190 stocks were traded.
Central Cooperative Bank was the most traded SOFIX member. A total of 241,260 shares changed hands falling 0.58% to 1.54 levs.
The BG-REIT, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, rose 2.57% to 49.02 points after falling 1.81% the previous day. The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, closed 2.18% higher at 368.3 points after finishing 2.04% lower on Monday.
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, gained 2.55% to 71.45 points after skidding 1.25% in the previous session.
(1 euro=1.95583 Bulgarian levs)