November 12 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange's blue-chip SOFIX index ended a two-day winning streak on Monday, as shares in Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) [BU:4CF] lost 2.88%, erasing their entire gains from the preceding trading session.
CCB shares ended the session at 1.515 levs, extending the lender's losses since it published its interim financial statement for the first three quarters of the year to 6.5%. CCB's net profit fell to 21.8 million levs in the January-September period from 27.7 million levs the year before, following a decline in net inerest income.
The SOFIX dropped 0.28%, or 1.68 points, to an end value of 596.08 points.
Other major decliners among blue chips were battery maker Monbat [BUL:5MB] and Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT (BREF) [BUL:5BU], with drops of 2.04% and 1.04%, respectively.
The decrease in BREF's share price also took the BGREIT index 0.20% down to 117.23 points. All other components of the BGREIT, which tracks the performance of real estate investment trusts (REITs), closed unchanged on Monday.
Total trading turnover on the regulated market of the Sofia bourse nearly doubled to 2.41 million levs ($1.4 million/1.2 million euro) on Monday from 1.25 million levs on Friday.
Trade in shares in diversified group Industrial Holding Bulgaria (IHB) [BUL:4ID] formed over 71% of the turnover, as 1.67 million shares in the company changed hands in 13 deals.
The BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight, edged down 0.08% to 498.57 points, as IHB and Monbat fell most among its components.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)
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