SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 4 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange's blue-chip SOFIX index closed 0.65% lower at 543.21 points on Wednesday as the shares of Doverie United Holding [BUL:5DOV] shed most among members of the index, bourse data showed.
Doverie United Holding shares lost 4.20% to 5.70 levs ($3.24/2.91 euro) followed by software group Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SKK], which reported a 3.04% decrease.
The wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, decreased 0.29% to 108.69 points, while the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, fell 0.89% to 499.61 points. Both indexes were hurt predominantly by a 14.0% drop in the share price of Severcoop Gamza Holding [BUL:6S4].
The BGBX40 did not manage to close the trading session on green territory despite a 62.5% jump in the share price of fertilisers maker Neochim [BUL:3NB] to 26 levs. Neochim traded 4,533 own shares during the day.
The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts, erased 0.28% to 136.25 points, dragged down by a 1.89% decrease in the share price of Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:5BU].
Total regulated market turnover amounted to 803,000 levs on Wednesday, up from 506,000 levs on Monday. The Bulgarian Stock Exchange did not operate on Tuesday due to a public holiday.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)