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Sofia bourse indices close lower, Eurohold leads blue-chip decliners

Sofia bourse indices close lower, Eurohold leads blue-chip decliners Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 17 (SeeNews) - All indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) went down on Wednesday, as the blue-chip SOFIX shed 0.43% to 608.61 points.

The SOFIX was mostly dragged down by a 2.78% decline in the shares of financial and energy group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUGBG]. A total of 5,140 shares in Eurohold traded at an average price of 2.1299 levs. A day earlier, Eurohold gained 4.85%.

A 4.55% drop in fertilisers producer Neochim [BUL:NEOH] weighed on the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, and the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight.

The BGBX40 went down 0.34% to 138.27 points, while the BGTR30 decreased by 0.13% to 665.11 points.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, closed 0.25% lower at 166.11 points on Wednesday due to a 0.93% decrease in the share price of Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF].

Total turnover on the BSE's main market rose to 1.5 million levs ($866,300/766,900 euro) on Wednesday from 1.3 million levs on Tuesday.

The most traded company on Wednesday was real estate company Velgraf Asset Management [BUL:VAM]. As many as 95,500 shares in the company traded 0.47% lower at an average price of 4.2800 levs, generating 408,700 levs of the turnover for the day.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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