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Sofia bourse indices close mixed on gains in Gradus, Monbat amid fivefold drop in turnover

Sofia bourse indices close mixed on gains in Gradus, Monbat amid fivefold drop in turnover Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 16 (SeeNews) - The four equity indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) ended mixed on Thursday, with the blue-chip SOFIX only just edging into in green territory, bourse data showed.

The SOFIX finished 0.01% higher at 611.73 points, buoyed by gains in battery maker Monbat [BUL:MONB] and Doverie United Holding [BUL:DOH].

Monbat closed 2.65% higher at 5.80 levs as 10 shares changed hands, while Doverie climbed 1.63% to 7.46 levs in a trading volume of 280.

IoT company Allterco [BUL:A4l] led the decliners among the blue-chip constituents, retreating 1.61% to 18.30 levs as 1,565 company shares were bought and sold.

The BGTR30 index, under which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, also finished in green territory on Thursday, as poultry producer Gradus [BUL:GR6] added 4.28% to 1.34 levs in a trading volume of 100. Among the BGTR30 constituents, Galata Investment Company [BUL:GTH] was the biggest decliner of the day, down 2.52% to 2.32 levs.

The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, was one of two indices that ended Thursday's session in the red. It lost 0.04% to 143.47 points, on the back of a 3.8% decline in Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SGH] to 0.76 levs.

The BGREIT, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, recorded the biggest decline on Thursday, dropping 0.15% to 178.94 points, as Advace Terrafund REIT [BUL:ATER] slipped back 0.68% to 2.91 levs.

Total turnover on the BSE's main market fell sharply to 464,192 levs ($ 248,380/237,340 euro) from 2.16 million levs on Wednesday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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