October 22 (SeeNews) - Three of the four indices on the bourse in Sofia closed in the red on Thursday amid lower volumes, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX index, which comprises the 20 most liquid shares trading on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), posted a drop of 1.25% to 469.55 points which matched its losses from a day earlier. The broader BG40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the bourse, skidded 1.22% to 127.74 points after losing 0.76% on Wednesday.
Turnover, excluding block and other pre-agreed deals, fell to 1.0 million levs ($766,000/511,000 euro) from Wednesday's 1.2 million levs.
Blue-chip engineering, construction and energy group Enemona was one of the most liquid stocks in a volume of 11,788 shares. The company was the session's worst-performing blue chip, plunging 4.57% to 10.65 levs.
Eighteen of the SOFIX components were traded on Thursday. Two of them closed unchanged, as many gained less than 1.0% each and all the rest lost ground.
On Thursday, fallers outnumbered gainers 54 to 19 and 10 shares closed unchanged.
The BG-REIT index, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, was the only index to find positive ground on Thursday, closing 0.14% higher at 48.72 points. The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, slid 0.88% to 356.43 points.
On Wednesday, the BG-REIT dropped 2.54% and the BG TotalReturn30 lost 0.15%.
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, retreated 1.24% to 68.51% after adding 0.46% on the previous day.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)