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Sofia bourse indices close mixed, turnover jumps

Sofia bourse indices close mixed, turnover jumps Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 17 (SeeNews) - The four main indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) finished the trading week with mixed results, although the blue-chip SOFIX managed to stay in green territory edging up 0.17% to 612.79 points.

The positive performance of the SOFIX was upheld by gains in Telelink Business Services Group, or TBS Group, [BUL:TBS] and energy and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG].

TBS Group gained 1.98% to 12.90 levs in a trading volume of 170, while Eurohold Bulgaria advanced 1.85% to 2.20 levs as 1,690 shares changed hands.

Earlier on Friday, TBS Group said it will receive an additional dividend payout of 10.4 million levs ($5.6 million/5.3 million euro) for 2021 from its subsidiary Telelink Business Services EAD.

A 3.96% decline in Stara Planina Hold [BUL:SPH] along with a 3.73% slide in poultry producer Gradus [BUL:GR6] contributed to the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, ending in red on Friday, as it retreated 0.06% to 143.38 points.

Stara Planina Hold closed at 9.70 levs whereas Gradus finished trading at 1.29 levs. By contrast, BXBG40 constituent Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SGH] topped the gainers among the index constituents with a 7.24% rise to 0.81 levs in a trading volume of 30,250.

The BGTR30 index, under which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, closed unchanged on Friday, at 735.32 points, as a 3.61% increase in Agria Group Holding [BUL:AGH] offset the losses in Stara Planina Hold and Gradus.

The BGREIT, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, recorded the biggest decline for the second day in a row, dropping 0.10% to 178.76 points, on the back of a 0.54% decline in Intercapital Property Development REIT [BUL:ICPD] and a 0.34% slip in Advance Terrafund REIT [BUL:ATER].

Total turnover on the BSE's main market climbed to some 1.12 million on Friday from 464,192 levs on Thursday.

(1 euro = 1.21643 levs)

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