October 6 (SeeNews) - Most Bulgarian share indices ended higher on Tuesday after their recent decline and turnover slightly rose, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX index, which comprises the 20 most liquid shares trading on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), advanced 1.98% to 472.51 points and the the broader BG40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the bourse, rose 1.63% to 129.23 points.
Turnover, excluding block and other pre-agreed deals, rose to 1.4 million levs ($1.05 million/716,000 euro) from Monday's 1.3 million levs.
Ffity-one shares gained, 28 fell and and 10 ended unchanged on Tuesday.
Just two of the 19 blue chips that traded on Tuesday lost ground, two closed flat and the others gained. The two decliners were hydraulic equipment producer M+S Hydraulic and resort operator Albena which fell 8.87% and 1.26%, respectively, to 5.65 levs and 39 levs. Both stocks were traded in small volumes.
Financial and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria led advancers among the blue chips, as its stock surged 6.52% to 1.52 levs in a volume of 34,997 shares.
Chemical company Petar Karaminchev, one of rarely traded stocks on the local market, was very liquid on Tuesday. A total 100,000 of its shares changed hands, soaring 8.57% to 3.8 levs. The company is more than 90% owned by industrial group Synergon Holding which plans to delist it from the bourse.
The BG-REIT index, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, was the only index that closed lower - 0.8% down to 48.06 points. The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, gained 1.45% to 358.15 points.
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, rose 1.74% to 68.95 points.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)