March 29 (SeeNews) - All four main indices of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed in green territory on Wednesday, with the blue-chip SOFIX increasing by 0.60% to 605.26 points.
The index was helped by Advance Terrafund REIT [BUL:ATER], which went up by 4.29% to 3.40 levs with 25,016 shares traded. Furthermore, Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) [BUL:CCB] added 2.14% to 1.43 levs with 8,975 shares traded.
On the other hand, the top blue-chip loser, First Investment Bank (Fibank) [BUL:FIB], dropped by 5.50% to 2.06 levs with 24,007 shares traded.
The BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, closed 0.52% higher at 139.51 points. Its top gainer was farming group Agria Group Holding [BUL:AGH], which increased by 4.78% to 24.10 levs. It was followed by Advance Terrafund and hotel operator Albena [BUL:ALB], which went up by 2.29% to 26.80 levs.
Agria, Advance Tarrafund and Albena also pushed up the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. Overall, the index finished trading 0.30% higher at 719.89 points.
The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, rose by 1.24% to 187.05 points, showing the strongest growth. Apart from Advance Terrafund, it was backed by a 0.94% gain at Balkan and Sea Properties [BUL:BSP] to 21.40 levs and a 0.93% rise in Bulgarian Real Estate Fund [BUL:BREF] to 2.18 levs.
Total turnover on the main market of the BSE plunged to 729,417 levs ($404,166 /372,945 euro) on Wednesday from 1.57 million levs a day earlier.
Pharmaceutical company Sopharma [BUL:SFA] was the top stock by turnover, generating 178,880 levs. The company closed flat at 5.20 levs with 34,400 shares traded.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)
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