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Shares in Slovenia's Luka Koper rise, Intereuropa drops sharply

Shares in Slovenia's Luka Koper rise, Intereuropa drops sharply Author: Ljubljana Stock Exchange Rights: All rights reserved

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), September 24 (SeeNews) – Slovenian port operator Luka Koper [LJE:LKPG] posted the biggest gains among the blue-chip companies on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange (LJSE) on Tuesday, supporting a mild rise of the bourse's main share index, LJSE data showed.

Luka Koper's shares closed at 25.6 euro, up 4.49%.

Logistics group Intereuropa [LJE:IEKG] fell the most among the Slovenian blue-chip companies on Tuesday. Its shares closed 41.67% lower at 1.4 euro.

On Monday, the logistics group said state-owned postal operator Posta Slovenije will acquire 9,168,425 ordinary shares and 10,657,965 preference shares of Intereuropa at a standard price of 1.45 euro per share if the transaction is completed.

In May, Posta Slovenije signed an agreement with a group of banks - SID Banka, Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Gorenjska Banka, Nova KBM, SKB Banka, and Banka Intesa Sanpaolo - to buy a 72.13% stake in Intereuropa.

The SBITOP index, which tracks the most liquid and capitalised stocks on the LJSE, closed at 858.09 points, up 0.15%.

LJSE's total trading turnover fell to 806,390 euro ($886,850) on Tuesday from 1.18 million euro on Monday. Pharmaceuticals producer Krka [LJE:KRKG] contributed the largest portion of turnover – 412,030 euro.

($=0.90917 euro)