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Gains in Podravka, Optima, HPB back marginal growth of Croatian share indices

Author Annie Tsoneva
Gains in Podravka, Optima, HPB back marginal growth of Croatian share indices Podravka

ZAGREB (Croatia), October 12 (SeeNews) - The main equity indices of the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) on Tuesday, ended in a positive territory thanks to gains in food and pharmaceuticals producer Podravka, commercial bank HPB [ZSE:HPB] and telco OT-Optima [ZSE:OPTE], bourse data showed.

The ZSE's blue-chip 21-share benchmark CROBEX advanced 0.10% to end at 2,044.01 points.

The narrower of the ZSE's two blue-chip indices, the CROBEX10, which tracks the top 10 companies from the Crobex in terms of free float, market capitalisation and liquidity, closed 0.02% higher at 1,243.8 points.

The most traded share was software company Span [ZSE:SPAN] with a turnover of 2.5 million kuna ($384,000/333,000 euro). Its shares ended at 202 kuna, unchanged from the previous closing price.

Fast moving consumer goods distributor Atlantic Grupa [ZSE:ATGR] was the second most traded share with a turnover of 2.1 million kuna. Its price lost 0.64% to finish at 1.550 kuna.

HPB's shares rose 3.54% to 585 kuna in a turnover of 623,000 kuna as 1,082 shares changed hands.

Index-heavyweight Podravka gained 1.27% to end at 636 kuna in a turnover of 345,000 kuna.

Optima's shares finished 0.40% higher at 5.06 kuna in a turnover of 281,000 kuna.

The ZSE's total turnover fell to 14.4 million kuna from 18.6 million kuna on Monday.

(1 euro=7.516 kuna)

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