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Most Sofia bourse indices end in the black as turnover doubles

Most Sofia bourse indices end in the black as turnover doubles Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 3 (SeeNews) - Most main share indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed higher on Wednesday, with the blue-chip SOFIX index rising the most, by 0.55% to 599.85 points, bourse data showed.

Pharmaceuticals maker Sopharma [BUL:SFA] led the gainers among the blue-chips, with a 2.28% share price increase to 4.48 levs with 500 units traded.

The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, went up 0.47% to 140.31 points, mainly supported by a 5.56% gain in the shares of Fairplay Properties REIT [BUL:FPP] and a 5.33% rise in Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SGH].

Poultry producer Gradus [BUL:GR6] advanced 2.84% to 1.45 levs, helping push the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, 0.39% higher, to 731.83 points.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, was the only one not to record any gain on Wednesday, closing flat at 184.79 points.

Total turnover on the BSE's main market grew to 646,961 levs ($335,784/330,785 euro) on Wednesday from 308,133 levs on Tuesday.

The most traded company was Balkan and Sea Properties REIT [BUL:BSP], generating close to a third of the total turnover. As many as 9,440 shares in the company traded at an average price of 21.20 levs.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)