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Sofia bourse indices edge up, Monbat leads blue-chip gainers

Sofia bourse indices edge up, Monbat leads blue-chip gainers Author: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 20 (SeeNews) - All indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed in green territory on Tuesday, the first trading session for the week, with the blue-chip SOFIX rising 0.44% to 637.08 points, bourse data showed.

Closing 4.42% higher at 5.90 levs in a volume of 974, Monbat [BUL:MONB] backed both the SOFIX and the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. BGTR30 inched up 0.28% to 742.66 points.

Oil and Gas Exploration and Production [BUL:NGAZ] paced the gainers of the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse. The company ended the day with a 12.75% jump in its share price to 4.60 levs as 3,379 shares changed hands. The BGBX40 index added 0.42% to 147.23 points.

The BGREIT, which comprises seven real estate investment trusts, climbed 0.26% to 179.16 points, driven by a 0.91% rise in Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF] to 2.22 levs.

Turnover on the BSE main market amounted to 972,470 levs ($536,330/497,220 euro), down from the 8.3 million levs on Thursday.

Friday and Monday were non-trading days for the BSE.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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