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Sofia bourse indices fall in lower turnover

Sofia bourse indices fall in lower turnover Author: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), October 22 (SeeNews) - All indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed the week on negative territory, as trading turnover declined, bourse data showed on Friday.

Total turnover on the bourse's main market fell to 878,807 levs ($523,200/449,300 euro) on Friday from 1.6 million levs on Thursday.

Shares of power utility CEZ Electro Bulgaria [BUL:CEZE] traded 3.33% lower at an average price of 28,873 levs, contributing 317,600 levs to the trading turnover for the day.

The blue-chip SOFIX index fell 0.23% to 574.78 points, mainly dragged down by a 1.50% drop in the share price of drug maker Sopharma [BUL:SFA].

A total of 400 Sopharma shares traded at an average price of 3.95 levs on the BSE on Friday.

A 5.94% decline in the shares of Stara Planina Hold [BUL:SPH] affected negatively the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the BSE and the BGTR30 index in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. The BGBX40 went down 0.43% to 133.11 points, while the BGTR30 fell 0.35% to 649.31 points.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, closed Friday's trading session 0.12% lower at 158.40 points, due to a 1.35% decline in the shares of Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF].

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)