November 10 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian share indices ended mostly higher on Tuesday with cigarette factory Slantze Stara Zagora lifting the turnover, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX index, which comprises the 20 most liquid shares trading on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), gained 0.62% to 447.27 points. The broader BG40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the bourse, added 0.52% to 122.10 points.
Total turnover, excluding block and other pre-agreed deals, surged to some 3.0 million levs ($2.3 million/1.5 million euro) from Monday's 736,000 levs.
Tuesday's volumes were lifted by trading in Slantze Stara Zagora as a total 272,140 of the company shares changed hands, surging 59.58% to 7.5 levs. The number of traded shares corresponds to a 23% stake of its share capital.
On Tuesday, advancers outnumbered fallers 34 to 27 and 12 shares ended flat.
Car batteries manufacturer MonBat was the most liquid blue chip. A total 45,439 of its stocks changed hands, losing 0.74% to 6.7 levs.
The BG-REIT, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, was the only index that closed lower, shedding 0.35% to 47.72 points. The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, rose 0.43% to 340.62 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, added 1.39% to 64.92 points.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)