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Most Sofia share indices end higher, Eurohold, Fibank sap SOFIX

Jun 12, 2024, 5:42:53 PMArticle by Mihaela Miteva
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June 12 (SeeNews) - Three of the five indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) ended in green territory on Wednesday, whereas the blue-chip SOFIX lost 0.28% to 855.79 points.

Most Sofia share indices end higher, Eurohold, Fibank sap SOFIX

The benchmark index was set back by a 3.82% fall in energy and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG] to 1.51 levs and a 2.49% decline in First Investment Bank, or Fibank, [BUL:FIB] to 4.70 levs.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, slipped by 0.15% to 188.43 points. It was impacted by Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF], which dipped 0.80% to 2.48 levs.

In contrast, the BGBX40, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, added 0.14% to 170.00 points. The index was boosted by a 5.63% jump in poultry producer Gradus [BUL:GR6] to 1.50 levs and a 4.23% increase in pawnshop chain operator Sofia Commerce-Pawn Brokerage [BUL:SCOM] to 3.94 levs.

The rise in Gradus also lifted the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. It closed 0.09% higher at 851.52 points.

Finally, the BEAMX index, which tracks the ten most highly capitalised growth companies, edged up 0.04% to 101.70 points. Its best performer was electric vehicle manufacturer Sin Cars Industry [BUL:SIN], which surged 15.79% to 0.44 levs.

Total turnover on the main market of the Sofia bourse dropped to 2.59 million levs ($1.42 million/1.32 million euro) on Wednesday from 4.68 million levs on Tuesday.

Pharmaceuticals maker Sopharma [BUL:SFA] was the day's top stock by turnover, generating 850,933 levs after 142,040 shares traded. The company's shares closed 0.67% lower at 5.96 levs.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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