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Sopharma, Sirma Group support rise in Sofia bourse's blue-chip index

Sopharma, Sirma Group support rise in Sofia bourse's blue-chip index Photo: Bulgarian Stock Exchange / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), August 14 (SeeNews) - The Bulgarian Stock Exchange's blue-chip SOFIX index closed 0.07% higher on Wednesday, supported by a rise in the share prices of drug maker Sopharma [BUL:3JR] and software company Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SKK], bourse data showed. 

The SOFIX ended the session at 582.55 points, as top gainers Soparma and Sirma Group shares added 2.42% to 3.39 levs ($1.93/1.73 euro) and 0.72% to 0.69 levs, respectively.

Despite the gains in the share price of Sopharma and Sirma Group, the benchmark SOFIX index did not rise significantly, as the shares of Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) closed 2.13% lower on Wednesday.

Sopharma was also the top gainer among the members of the wider BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the stock exchange in Sofia, and the members of the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight.

The BGBX40 added 0.02% to 114.26 points, while the BGTR30 shed 0.21% to 505.86 points, dragged down by a 2.26% drop in the share price of Monbat [BUL:5MB], which erased its 0.16% gain achieved on Tuesday.

The BGREIT index, which tracks real estate investment trusts, was the only Sofia bourse index to fall. It decreased 0.06% to 126.63 points, only due to a drop in the share price of Advance Terrafund REIT [BUL:6A6].

Total trading turnover on the regulated market fell to 764,900 levs on Wednesday from 1.3 million levs on Monday. 

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)