Sofia stock exchange blue chip index increases, Eurohold trading increases turnover
SOFIA (Bulgaria), Sept. 23 (SeeNews) – The leading SOFIX index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) rose 0.15% to 561.58 points on Thursday, mainly supported by a 7.12% rise in the Doverie United Holding share price [BUL:DUH].
A total of 113,429 Doverie United Holding shares traded at an average price of 6.2290 lev on the Sofia Stock Exchange.
Total turnover in the main BSE market climbed to some 5 million lev ($ 3.0 million / 2.6 million euros) on Thursday, from 2.7 million lev on Tuesday. The ESB was closed on Wednesday due to a public holiday.
Eurohold Bulgaria Financial and Insurance Group [BUL:EUBG] was the most traded company on Thursday. No less than 1,009,050 Eurohold shares traded down 2.91% at an average price of 2.0201 lev, contributing over 2 million lev to daily sales.
A 10.16% jump in shares of the diversified group Stara Planina Hold [BUL:SPH] supported an increase in both the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded stocks on the Sofia Stock Exchange, and the BGTR30 in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. The BGBX40 rose 0.54% to 131.16 points, while the BGTR30 gained 0.32% to 642.13 points.
On Tuesday, Stara Planina Hold said it expects its consolidated sales to increase by 39.6% per year to some 202.7 million levs in the first nine months of 2021 after increasing by 36.7 % year-on-year in the eight months to August. , reaching 177.5 million levs.
The BGREIT Index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, closed down 0.35% at 161.69 points, mainly due to an 8.89% drop in shares of Intercapital Property Development REIT [BUL:ICPD].
(1 euro = 1.95583 lev)