February 3 (SeeNews) - Three of the four main share indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed lower on Friday, with the blue-chip SOFIX falling 0.21% to 611.28 points, bourse data showed.
The SOFIX was held back by software developer Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SGH], which dropped 4.17% to 0.69 levs. Additionally, fertiliser producer Neochim [BUL:NEOH] fell by 2.84% to 41.00 levs.
Sirma Group Holding also dragged down the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, but the main driver of the decline was diversified group Industrial Holding Bulgaria [BUL:IHB], which erased 5.26% to 1.80 levs. Overall, the BGBX40 went down by 0.18% to 141.29 points.
The BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, slipped by 0.47% to 739.96 points on the losses at Industrial Holding Bulgaria and Sirma Group Holding.
The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, however, edged up by 0.06% to 187.24 points, thanks to a 1.92% gain in Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF] to 2.12 levs.
Total turnover on the main market of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange on Friday plunged to 534,846 levs ($300,480/273,461 euro) from 1.5 million levs on Thursday.
Industrial Holding Bulgaria was the day's most traded stock, generating a turnover of 119,520 levs with 66,400 shares traded.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)