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Sofia bourse indices end in red, turnover nearly triples

Author Radomir Ralev
Sofia bourse indices end in red, turnover nearly triples Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 21 (SeeNews) - All share indices on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) were in negative territory at Thursday's close, with the blue-chip SOFIX edging down 0.12% to 608.83 points, bourse data showed.

Total turnover on the BSE's main market almost tripled to 988,179 levs ($514,100/505,250 euro) from 364,929 levs on Wednesday.

Telelink Business Services (TBS) Group [BUL:TBS] paced the decliners among SOFIX members, slipping 3.05% to 12.7 levs in a trading volume of 2,345 shares.

The most traded company on the day on the Sofia bourse was farming company Agria Group Holding [BUL:AGH], with 7,625 shares bought and sold at an average price of 29.1 levs apiece for an overall turnover of 227,988 levs.

The BGBX40, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, edged down 0.04% to 142.16 points while the BGTR30 index, under which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, fell 0.25% to 735.71 points.

The biggest decline on Thursday was recorded by the BGREIT, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts and which erased 1.21% to 185.39 points, mostly due to a 3.64% fall in real estate investment trust (REIT) Balkan and Sea Properties [BUL:BSP] to 21.20 levs.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)