November 23 (SeeNews) - Bulgarian stock indices ended mixed as volumes fell on Monday, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX index, which comprises the 20 most liquid shares trading on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), inched 0.06% higher to 461.98 points, matching its Friday gains.
The broader BG40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the bourse, fell 0.52% to 124.03 points after a 0.18% drop in the previous session.
Total turnover, excluding block and other pre-agreed deals, fell to 1.248 million levs ($956,000/638,000 euro) from 1.277 million levs on Friday.
Thirty-four stocks retreated, 28 moved higher and 17 closed unchanged on Monday.
Eight of the 19 blue chips that traded on Monday lost ground, one ended flat and the rest advanced.
Fertlisers maker Neochim was the top SOFIX slider, shedding 5.85% to 30.60 levs as 266 shares changed hands.
Privatisation-bound tobacco group Bulgartabac Holding was among the most liquid stocks in a volume of 10,646. Shares closed unchanged at 21 levs.
Cotton yarn producer Bulgaria - 29, otherwise one of the bourse's most illiquid stocks, was traded in a volumes of 31,958 shares, adding 2.52% to 6.1 levs.
Lender Central Cooperative Bank was the most liquid blue chip as 75,048 of its stocks were traded, rising 1.4% to 1.52 levs.
The BG-REIT index, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, gained 0.71% to 49.51 points after dipping 0.04% on Friday. The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, fell 0.29% to 349.37 points after rising 0.1% on Friday.
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, skidded 0.33 to 65.77 points after it fell 0.33% the previous session.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)