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Bulgarian stocks lose ground, SOFIX falls 0.65%

Bulgarian stocks lose ground, SOFIX falls 0.65% Author: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 11 (SeeNews) - The indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange closed lower on Friday, with the blue-chip SOFIX index adding to the string of losses it has suffered since the beginning of the year, bourse data showed.

The SOFIX, which tracks the 15 most traded and capitalised companies listed on the Sofia bourse, declined 0.65% to 567.46 points, dragged down by declines in First Investment Bank (Fibank) [BUL:5F4] and drug maker Sopharma [BUL:3JR].

Fibank closed 3.31% lower at 3.21 levs as 8,785 shares changed hands, while Sopharma lost 1.18% to 3.35 levs with 8,972 shares traded.

The biggest blue-chip decliner was resort operator Albena [BUL:6AB], which shed 7.89% to 42.00 levs as just 25 shares changed hands.

The top blue-chip performer was Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:5BU], which added 1.61% to 1.89 levs.

The BGBX40, which tracks the 40 most traded shares, closed 0.52% lower at 112.00 points.

The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts listed on both the regulated market and the BaSE Alternative Market of the Sofia bourse, closed at 120.46 points, compared to 120.33 points on Thursday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)