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Sofia bourse blue-chip index rises, Central Cooperative Bank leads gainers

Sofia bourse blue-chip index rises, Central Cooperative Bank leads gainers Author: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 15 (SeeNews) - The blue-chip SOFIX index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) climbed up 0.34% to 574.94 points on Friday, backed by a 2.02% increase in the share price of Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) [BUL:CCB].

As many as 286 shares in CCB traded at an average price of 1.0100 levs on the floor of the BSE on Friday.

CCB's gain also backed a 0.17% rise to 648.60 points in the BGTR30 in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight.

The BGBX40, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the BSE, added 0.41% to 133.17 points. Machine engineering company Hydraulic Elements and Systems (HES) [BUL:HES] led gainers' among members of the index with a 5.47% increase in its shares.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, closed the trading session 0.74% lower, at 160.45 points, due to an 11.90% drop in the shares of CCB Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:CCBR].

Total turnover on the bourse's main market fell sharply to 544,067 levs ($278,200/322,800 euro) on Friday from 4.7 million levs in the previous trading session.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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