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Sofia blue-chip index closes flat, TBS Group leads gainers

Sofia blue-chip index closes flat, TBS Group leads gainers Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 20 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) indices presented a mixed picture after Monday's session, with the blue-chip SOFIX closing flat at 612.77 points as gains in Telelink Business Services Group, or TBS Group [BUL:TBS] were offset by losses in Chimimport [BUL:CHIM], bourse data showed.

TBS Group added 3.10% to 13.30 levs in a trading volume of 1,712, whereas Chimimport retreated 3.26% to 0.89 levs after 29,638 shares were traded.

The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, closed 0.06% higher at 143.47 points, despite a 5.88% loss in aluminium products manufacturer Alcomet [BUL:ALCM] to 8.0 levs and a 5.05% drop in Sofia Commerce Pawn Brokerage [BUL:SCOM] to 9.40 levs.

The BGTR30 index, under which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, also closed in green territory at the start of the trading week, gaining 0.14% to 736.35 points, upheld by the advances in TBS Group and Neochim [BUL:NEOH]. The fertiliser maker added 2.70% to 57.0 levs as 838 shares changed hands.

The BGREIT, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, was the only index to end in red, dropping 0.10% to 178.58 points, dragged down by a 0.86% slip in Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF] to 2.30 levs.

Sopharma Trading [BUL:SFT] was the most traded stock on the BSE on Monday, generating turnover of 543,178 levs ($292,539/277,723 euro) as 109,955 company shares were bought and sold at an average price of 4.93 levs.

Total turnover on the BSE's main market climbed to 1.54 million levs from some 1.12 million on Friday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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