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SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 20 (SeeNews) – Trading in shares of financial and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:4EH], a new member of the benchmark SOFIX index, generated about 45% of the turnover on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange on Monday, bourse data showed.
Eurohold Bulgaria shares closed 0.61% higher at 0.986 levs as 516,419 units changed hands on the Sofia bourse.
The bourse has revised its blue-chip SOFIX index, excluding from it Industrial Holding Bulgaria [BUL:4ID] and construction company Trace Group Hold [BUL:T57] as of March 20, while including Eurohold Bulgaria and aluminium products maker Alcomet [BUL:6AM].
BSE's total stock trading turnover fell to 1.12 million levs ($615,767/572,626 euro) on Monday, from 2.46 million levs on Friday.
First Investment Bank (Fibank) [BUL:5F4] led the blue-chip gainers on Monday, adding 2.49% to 4.488 levs in a trading volume of 1,940 shares.
Bulgarian aluminium products maker Alcomet [BUL:6AM] was the top decliner among blue-chips. Its shares fell by 2.08% to 20.050 levs as 2,958 shares changed hands.
The blue-chip stock index SOFIX rose 0.25% to 636.59 points, after adding 1.71% on Thursday.
The broader BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the BSE, increased by 0.31% to 125.79 points, following an increase of 1.30% on Friday.
The BG-REIT index, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts, fell 0.23% to 108.31 points, after edging down 0.23% on Friday.
The BG TotalReturn30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, edged down 0.03% to 503.33 points, after adding 1.32% on Friday.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)