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Sofia stock indices close mixed, Shelly leads blue-chip decliners

Jun 13, 2024, 5:43:59 PMArticle by Mihaela Miteva
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June 13 (SeeNews) - The blue-chip SOFIX index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) slipped by 0.13% to 854.66 points on Thursday, whereas the remaining four indices closed evenly split, bourse data showed.

Sofia stock indices close mixed, Shelly leads blue-chip decliners
Image source: Shelly Group

The benchmark index was driven down by a 2.78% tumble in IoT products maker Shelly Group [BUL:SLYG] to 70.00 levs and a 2.11% fall in software developer Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SGH] to 0.93 levs.

The two companies also set back the BGBX40, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, by 0.15% to 169.75 points. The biggest decliner in the index, however, was cables manufacturer Emka [BUL:EMKA], which shed 2.97% to 1.96 levs.

The BEAMX index, which tracks the ten most highly capitalised growth companies, dropped 0.92% to 100.76 points, following an 11.36% plunge in electric vehicle manufacturer Sin Cars Industry [BUL:SIN] to 0.39 levs.

Meanwhile, the BGTR30, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, grew by 0.19% to 853.18 points. The index was lifted by real estate investment trust Sopharma Buildings REIT [BUL:SFB], which soared 25.20% to 15.40 levs, and energy and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG], which went up 3.31% to 1.56 levs.

The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, jumped 1.21% to 190.71 points on the back of the rise at Sopharma Buildings.

Total turnover on the main market of the Sofia bourse slumped to 742,419 levs ($408,632/379,591 euro) on Thursday from 2.59 million levs on Wednesday.

Pharmaceuticals producer Sopharma [BUL:SFA] was the most liquid stock of the day, having generated 311,130 levs as 52,182 shares changed hands. The company closed flat at 5.96 levs.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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