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Croatia's Optima Telekom leads blue-chip losers on ZSE, share indices fall

Croatia's Optima Telekom leads blue-chip losers on ZSE, share indices fall Author: Zagreb bourse. License: All rights reserved.

ZAGREB (Croatia), February 20 (SeeNews) - The share indices of the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) fell on Thursday, as telecommunication services provider Optima Telekom [ZSE:OPTE] led the blue-chip losers for a second straight trading day, ZSE data showed.

Optima's shares closed 5.1% lower at 7.45 kuna on Thursday.

On Monday Optima said its consolidated net profit jumped to 12.5 million kuna last year from 3.3 million kuna in 2018.

Shipping company Atlantska Plovidba [ZSE:ATPL] paced the blue-chip gainers on Thursday. The company's shares rose 0.93% to 325 kuna.

Telecommunications equipment manufacturer Ericsson Nikola Tesla [ZSE:ERNT] recorded the highest turnover among the blue chips on Thursday, of 3.5 million kuna. The company's shares closed 3.36% lower at 1,440 kuna.

Ericsson Nikola Tesla said earlier on Thursday its net profit fell 9.7% year-on-year in 2019, to 102.6 million kuna.

Tourism company Plava Laguna [ZSE:PLAG] boosted Thursday's total trading turnover with a block transaction of 6.7 million kuna. The company's shares traded 1.16% higher at 1,750 kuna, in a total daily turnover of 12 million kuna.

On Thursday, ZSE's total trading turnover jumped to 21.6 million kuna ($3.1 million/2.9 million euro) from 12.2 million kuna on Wednesday. 

The ZSE's 25-share benchmark CROBEX index fell 0.42% to 2,020.95 after losing 0.04% on Wednesday.

The narrower of ZSE's two blue-chip indices, the CROBEX10, which tracks the leading companies in terms of free float, market capitalisation and liquidity, dropped 0.13% to 1,202.38 after edging up 0.02% on Wednesday. 

The fixed-income CROBIS index added 0.055 to 115.4665.

(1 euro = 7.44748 kuna)