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Most Sofia bourse indices fall, Agria paces blue-chip decliners

Jun 5, 2024, 6:02:43 PMArticle by Mihaela Miteva
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June 5 (SeeNews) - Three of the five indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) went down on Wednesday, with the blue-chip SOFIX falling 0.15% to 864.27 points, bourse data showed.

Most Sofia bourse indices fall, Agria paces blue-chip decliners
Image source: Agria Group Holding

SOFIX was held back by farming group Agria Group Holding [BUL:AGH], which dropped 4.67% to 20.40 levs, and IoT products maker Shelly Group [BUL:SLYG], which slipped by 1.10% to 72.20 levs.

Agria Group was also among the biggest decliners in the BGBX40, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse. The index lost 0.06% to 171.20 points, additionally pressed by a 4.76% tumble in fuel retailer Petrol [BUL:PET] to 0.80 levs.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, dipped 0.21% to 191.55 points after a 0.79% decrease in Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF] to 2.52 levs.

Meanwhile, the BGTR30, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, grew by 0.07% to 857.47 points. The index was mostly lifted by a 2.45% gain in Central Cooperative Bank [BUL:CCB] to 1.67 levs.

An 11.57% surge in cargo drone developer Dronamics' special purpose vehicle Dronamics Capital [BUL:DRON] to 2.70 levs propelled the BEAMX. The index, which tracks the ten most highly capitalised growth companies, jumped 2.14% to 102.35 points.

Total turnover on the main market of the Sofia bourse slumped to 1.08 million levs ($599,961/552,193 euro) on Wednesday from 15.83 million levs on Tuesday.

Pharmaceuticals maker Sopharma [BUL:SFA] generated the day's highest turnover, of 326,480 levs, after 52,658 shares traded. The stock closed 0.32% lower at 6.20 levs.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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