Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.76%

© Reuters. Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.76%© Reuters. Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.76% – Greece stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the rose 0.76%.

The best performers of the session on the were Coca Cola HBC AG (AT:), which rose 3.51% or 1.0450 points to trade at 30.7750 at the close. Meanwhile, Alpha Bank SA (AT:) added 3.08% or 0.058 points to end at 1.940 and Nireus Aqua (AT:) was up 2.94% or 0.005 points to 0.175 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kekrops SA (AT:), which fell 5.51% or 0.0700 points to trade at 1.2000 at the close. Selonda Aquaculture SA (AT:) declined 3.32% or 0.0035 points to end at 0.1020 and Elvalhalcor Hellenic Copper and Aluminium Industry SA (AT:) was down 2.80% or 0.040 points to 1.390.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 52 to 48 and 14 ended unchanged.

Shares in Coca Cola HBC AG (AT:) rose to all time highs; rising 3.51% or 1.0450 to 30.7750.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.24% or 3.00 to $1247.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 1.25% or 0.88 to hit $69.50 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.29% or 0.21 to trade at $73.19 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.08% to 1.1682, while EUR/GBP fell 0.09% to 0.8833.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 94.49.

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