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Sofia bourse indices close mixed, Eurohold Bulgaria drags SOFIX down

Sofia bourse indices close mixed, Eurohold Bulgaria drags SOFIX down Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 11 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) indices finished Thursday's trading session with mixed results, with the blue-chip SOFIX retreating 0.39% to 614.74 points on the back of a 4.55% decline in energy and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG].

As many as 570,236 shares in Eurohold traded at an average price of 2.20 levs per share, making it the most liquid stock on the BSE, contributing a turnover of close to 1.2 million levs ($633,220/613,550 euro).

The loss in Eurohold, coupled with a 3.13% decline in Industrial Capital Holding [BUL:HIKA] to 3.10 levs, also led to a 0.27% drop in the BGBX40 index, which tracks the bourse's 40 most traded shares, to 142.07 points.

By contrast, the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, ended in green territory, up 0.07% to 740.02 points. It was helped by a 2.91% climb in Allterco [BUL:A4L] to 19.45 levs in a trading volume of 4,373.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, also ticked up on Wednesday, by 0.06% to 185.29 points, on the back of a 0.34% increase in Advance Terrafund REIT [ BUL:ATER] to 2.99 levs as 60,950 shares were traded.

Total turnover on the BSE's main market amounted to some 2.21 million levs on Thursday, slightly up from 2.12 million levs on Wednesday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)