October 23 (SeeNews) - Three of the four indices on the bourse in Sofia gained ground in token liquidity on Friday after a mostly negative run in recent sessions, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX index, which comprises the 20 most liquid shares trading on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE), added 1.31% to 475.7 points and the broader BG40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the bourse, advanced 0.89% to 128.88 points.
Turnover, excluding block and other pre-agreed deals, more than halved to 407,000 levs ($313,000/208,000 euro) from Thursday's 1.0 million levs.
On Friday, 44 stocks rose, 23 fell and 15 ended unchanged.
Two of the 18 traded blue chips closed lower, two ended flat and the other 14 moved higher.
The top SOFIX riser was mineral extracting and processing company Kaolin which surged 4.15% to 6.15 levs but in a volume of just 100 shares.
Infrastructure group Trace Group Hold, also a blue chip, was one of the most liquid stocks as 651 of its shares were traded. The stock closed 0.46% higher at 76.75 levs.
The BG-REIT index, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, was the only index to fall on Friday, shedding 0.55% to 48.45 points. The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, ended 0.78% higher at 359.2 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, tacked on 0.9% to end at 69.13 points.
(1 euro = 1.95583 Bulgarian levs)