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Sirma Group, Chimimport drag Sofia blue-chip index lower

Author Mario Tanev
Sirma Group, Chimimport drag Sofia blue-chip index lower Author: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), February 24 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange blue-chip SOFIX index ended 0.33% lower at 550.44 points on Monday, hurt by the decrease in the share price of software firm Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SKK] and diversified group Chimimport [BUL:6C4].

Sirma Group Holding led decliners among blue chips with a 5.08% drop to 0.56 levs, while Chimimport shares erased 4.67% to 1.43 levs.

At the other end of the scale, financial and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:4EH] saw its share price rise 6.72% to 1.43 levs.

The wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, fell 0.54% to 109.55 points, while the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, slid 0.57% to 502.52 points.

The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts, decreased 0.71% to 133.42 points, hurt by its two most traded components - Advance Terrafund REIT [BUL:6A6] and Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:5BU].

Total regulated market turnover amounted to 345,000 levs on Monday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)