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Sofia bourse blue-chip index edges up as Fibank shares bounce back

Author Mario Tanev
Sofia bourse blue-chip index edges up as Fibank shares bounce back Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 13 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange blue-chip SOFIX index edged up 0.01% to 578.71 points on Thursday, backed by a rise in First Investment Bank (Fibank) [BUL:5F4] shares.

Fibank closed 2.42% higher at 3.38 levs, partially offsetting the company's losses in the preceding two trading sessions.

Another major gainer was Doverie United Holding [BUL:5DOV], which added 1.45% to 2.80 levs, also ending a two-day losing streak.

The wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the stock exchange in Sofia, fell 0.18% to 115.53 points on Thursday, hit by a 7.41% plunge in the share price of Synergon Holding [BUL:6S7].

The BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, dropped 0.09% to 504.45 points, dragged down by a 3.60% decrease in the share price of car battery maker Monbat [BUL:5MB].

The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts, closed the session unchanged at 123.47 points, after setting consecutive all-time highs in the preceding three trading sessions.

Total regulated market turnover rose to 604,000 levs ($348,000/309,000 euro) on Thursday from 570,000 levs on Wednesday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)