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Small deal in Eurohold Bulgaria shares lifts Sofia stock indices

Author Mario Tanev
Small deal in Eurohold Bulgaria shares lifts Sofia stock indices Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 8 (SeeNews) - Bulgarian Stock Exchange indices closed higher on Thursday, backed by a 8.02% jump in the share price of blue-chip financial and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:4EH].

Eurohold Bulgaria's closing price was set by a deal for just 55 shares.

The blue-chip SOFIX index gained 0.81% to 583.82 points on Thursday, as the two other gainers among its members were Central Cooperative Bank [BUL:4CF] and First Investment Bank [BUL:5F4], which added 1.21% and 0.62%, respectively.

Eurohold Bulgaria was also the top gainer among members of the wider BGBX40 index and the equally-weighted BGTR30 index on Thursday.

The BGBX40, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the stock exchange in Sofia, advanced 0.43% to 114.84 points, while the BGTR30, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, added 0.21% to 508.27 points.

The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts, edged down 0.03% to 126.61 points, dragged down by a 0.76% decrease in the share price of Aktiv Properties REIT [BUL:5AX]

Total regulated market trading turnover plunged to 163,000 levs ($93,000/83,000 euro) on Thursday from 415,000 levs on Wednesday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)