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Sofia bourse blue-chip index edges up, Sirma Group Holding leads gainers

Sofia bourse blue-chip index edges up, Sirma Group Holding leads gainers Author: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), September 14 (SeeNews) - The blue-chip SOFIX index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) edged up 0.04% to 566.07 points on Tuesday, backed by a 1.67% increase in the share price of software developer Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SGH], bourse data showed.

Financial and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG] was another gainer on Tuesday, its shares rising by 0.93%.

The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, advanced by 0.76% to 130.56 points, mainly supported by Holding Sveta Sofia [BUL:HSOF] which saw its shares add 9.09% to their price. A total of 180 shares in Holding Sveta Sofia traded at an average price of 3.5500 levs on the Sofia bourse.

The BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, went up 0.38% to 641.49 points. Stara Planina Hold [BUL:SPH] topped the gainers' list of the index with a 4.88% increase in its share price.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, fell 0.06% to 163.33 points, due to a 0.74% decrease in Advance Terrafund [BUL:ATER].

Total turnover on the BSE's main market declined slightly to about 928,200 levs ($560,800/474,600 euro) on Tuesday from 943,700 levs on Monday.

The most traded company on Tuesday was Telelink Business Services Group (TBS Group) [BSE:TBS]. A total of 15,267 of the company's shares traded 0.61% lower at an average price of 16.4172 levs, contributing some 250,600 levs to the trading turnover.

Earlier on Tuesday, TBS Group said that its shareholders approved the proposed dividend payout of 0.82 levs per share for the first half of 2021. TBS Group will distribute a total of 10.25 million levs as gross dividend for the first six months of this year.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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