Sofia stock exchange blue chip index rises, most traded Sopharma shares

SOFIA (Bulgaria), Sept. 24 (SeeNews) – The leading SOFIX index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) ended up 0.44% to 564.03 points on Friday, mainly supported by a rise of 3.63 % of Doverie United Holding share price [BUL:DUH], stock market data showed on Friday.

No less than 29,268 Doverie United Holding shares changed hands at an average price of 67,270 levs on the Sofia Stock Exchange on Friday.

Total turnover in the main BSE market fell to around 2.6 million lev (1.6 million lev / 1.3 million euros) on Friday, from 5 million lev on Thursday.

Medicines manufacturer Sopharma [BUL:SFA] was the top listed company on Friday. In total, 308,223 Sopharma shares traded down 0.53% at an average price of 3.7401 LEV, generating over 1.15 million LEV in daily sales.

Sopharma announced Thursday evening its intention to buy back 300,000 of its own shares on September 24 at a price of 3.74 levs per share.

An 11.65% increase in the shares of the diversified group Stara Planina Hold [BUL:SPH] contributed to the gains of 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 gained 0.82% to 132.23 points, while the BGTR3 rose 0.58% to 645.87 points.

A total of 12,865 shares of Stara Planina Hold traded at an average price of 10.7147 lev on Friday.

Stara Planina Hold won 10.16% Thursday and 10% Tuesday. The ESB was closed on Wednesday due to a public holiday.

The BGREIT Index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, edged down 0.07% to 161.58 points, mainly due to the 0.68% drop in shares of Roi Property Fund REIT [BUL:RPF].

(1 euro = 1.95583 lev)

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