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Croatia's Atlantic Grupa leads blue-chip gainers on ZSE, share indices grow

Croatia's Atlantic Grupa leads blue-chip gainers on ZSE, share indices grow Author: Zagreb bourse. License: All rights reserved.

ZAGREB (Croatia), October 17 (SeeNews) - The share indices of the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) rose on Thursday, as food, drinks and distribution company Atlantic Grupa [ZSE:ATGR] led the blue-chip gainers, bourse data showed.

Atlantic Grupa closed 3.85% higher at 1,350 kuna on Thursday.

Shipping company Atlantska Plovidba [ZSE:ATPL] paced the blue-chip losers, closing at 455 kuna, down 2.57%.

Hrvatski Telekom [ZSE:HT] contributed the biggest portion of trading turnover among the blue-chip companies on Thursday, of 3 million kuna, including a block transaction of 2.5 million kuna. The company's shares closed 0.29% higher at 171.5 kuna.

Confectionery producer Kras, which has been boosting ZSE's turnover over the past weeks, closed flat at 1,050 kuna in deals worth 648,670 kuna in total.

Trade in Kras soared following last month's announcement of a planned buyout bid by its largest single shareholder, meat producer Braca Pivac. Prior to the announcement, Kras traded at below 400 kuna.

The ZSE's total trading turnover fell slightly to 15 million kuna ($2.2 million/2.0 million euro), from 16.9 million kuna on Wednesday.

The ZSE's 25-share benchmark CROBEX index added 0.68% to 2,011.29 after losing 0.16% in the previous trading session.

The narrower of the ZSE's two blue-chip indices, the CROBEX10, which tracks the leading companies in terms of free float, market capitalisation and liquidity, increased 0.70% to 1,189.34 after decreasing 0.36% on Wednesday.

The fixed-income CROBIS index lost 0.05% to 116.7506.

(1 euro = 7.44266 kuna)