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Sofia bourse blue-chip index rises backed by Sirma Group

Author Mario Tanev
Sofia bourse blue-chip index rises backed by Sirma Group Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 5 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange blue-chip SOFIX index closed 0.23% higher on Monday, supported by a 2.17% rise in the share price of software group Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SKK].

The SOFIX ended the session at 581.39 points, as the other major gainers among its constituents were First Investment Bank (Fibank) [BUL:5F4] and Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:5BU], which added 1.26% and 0.99%, respectively.

Sirma Group Holding was also the top gainer among members of the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. However, the BGTR30 index closed the session 0.06% lower at 508.71 points, hit by an 8% drop in the share price of Holding Sveta Sofia [BUL:4HS].

The wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the stock exchange in Sofia, advanced 0.11% to 114.80 points, backed by an 8.57% rise in the share price of Zarneni Hrani Bulgaria [BUL:T43].

The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts, rose 0.25% to 127.17 points on Monday. The index was supported by a 0.99% increase in the share price of Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:5BU], and a 0.26% rise in Advance Terrafund REIT [BUL:6A6] shares.

Total regulated market trading turnover plunged to just 106,000 levs ($57,000/51,000 euro) on Monday from 511,000 levs on Friday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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