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Bulgarian stock indices keep gaining ground, SOFIX adds 1.18%

Bulgarian stock indices keep gaining ground, SOFIX adds 1.18% Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 4 (SeeNews) - All share indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) recorded increases on Thursday amid a jump in turnover, with the blue-chip SOFIX advancing 1.18% to 606.93 points, bourse data showed.

Total turnover on the main market reached just over 1.1 million levs ($575,787/562,420 euro), up from 646,961 levs on Wednesday.

Energy and insurance conglomerate Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG] was the top blue-chip gainer, rising 5.58% to 2.08 levs as 97,200 shares were traded.

The advance in Eurohold also brought along a 0.23% increase in the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, to 733.52 points.

Industrial Capital Holding [BUL:HIKA] paced the gainers amongst constituents of the wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse. The holding rose 6.67% to 3.20 levs.

The BGBX40 closed 0.78% higher at 141.40 points, in spite of a 6.01% decline in Zarneni Hrani Bulgaria [BUL:ZHBG] to 0.172 levs as 1,000 shares changed hands.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, added 0.64% to 185.98 points, as a result of a 2.48% increase in Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF] to 2.48 levs.

Pharmaceuticals maker Sopharma [BUL:SFA] was the most liquid stock on Thursday, with as many as 100,910 shares changing hands at an average price of 4.34 levs. Sopharma closed flat at 4.48 levs, contributing 452,077 levs to the trading session's turnover.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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