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Sofia blue-chip stock index closes higher, Albena leads gainers

Sofia blue-chip stock index closes higher, Albena leads gainers Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 6 (SeeNews) - The blue-chip SOFIX index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange ended the week on green territory, closing 0.47% higher at 546.61 points, supported by a gain in the share price of Bulgarian resort operator Albena [BUL:6AB], bourse data showed on Friday.

Albena led the gainers on Friday as its shares added 3.55% to 40.80 levs ($23.1/20.9 euro), followed by local lender CB First Investment Bank [BUL:5F4] with a 2.78% gain.

Albena was also the most traded company on Friday, generating a turnover of 425,000 levs.

Total regulated market trading turnover increased to 640,100 levs on Friday from 479,000 levs on Thursday.

Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SKK] was the top decliner among SOFIX members on Friday. Its shares closed 1.59% at 0.62 levs.

The wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, increased 0.47% to 108.72 points, while the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, added 0.37% to 494.35 points.

The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts, was the only index to close lower on Friday. It lost 0.04% to 130.77 due to a 0.71% drop in the share price of Aktiv Properties REIT [BSE:5AX].

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)