Most Sofia stock indices extend losses, CCB tracks blue-chip declines

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 28 (SeeNews) – All but one index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) closed in the red on Thursday, with blue-chip SOFIX extending the previous day’s loss of a 0.41% decline at 602.48 points, according to data from the exchange.

Lender Central Cooperative Bank (CCB) [BUL:CCB] was the biggest loser among the constituents of SOFIX and BGBX40, which tracks the 40 most traded stocks on the Sofia Stock Exchange. CCB erased 3.47% to 1.67 levs as 1,000 shares were traded.

The BGBX40 fell 0.23% to 140.60 points, despite a 3.36% gain from Sirma Group Holding [BUL:SGH] at 0.77 levs.

BGTR30, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% are given equal weight, also closed in negative territory, down 0.13% to 733.07 points.

The BGREIT, which tracks seven REITs, was the only index to end the trading session higher, advancing 0.60% to 186.44 points. Its positive performance was helped by a 1.61% gain in the Bulgarian property fund [BUL:BREF] at 2.52 levs as 510 shares were bought and sold.

Total turnover on BSE slipped to 738,776 levs (6,400/6,300 euros) on Thursday from 804,400 levs on Wednesday.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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