Bulgarian stock indices close higher, Eurohold tops blue chip winners

SOFIA (Bulgaria), Dec.20 (SeeNews) – All Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) indices started the week in positive territory, with the blue chip SOFIX index rising 1.99% to 631.87 points, according to reports. stock market data Monday.

SOFIX was mainly supported by an 11.32% rebound in shares of financial and energy group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG]. Eurohold stock closed 5.36% lower on Friday. No less than 3,000 Eurohold shares traded at an average price of 2.2527 levs on the Sofia Stock Exchange on Monday.

Total turnover in the main BSE market increased sharply to reach 15.2 million lev (8.8 million lev / 7.8 million euros) from 4.6 million lev at the previous trading session.

The bulk of Monday’s turnover, over 8.7 million levs, was generated from bond trading.

The most listed company was the drug trader Sopharma Trading [BUL:SFT]. No less than 705,445 company shares changed hands at an average price of 4.5732 lev.

A 14.29% jump in the share price of Sopharma Properties REIT [BUL:SFI] supported the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded stocks on the Sofia Stock Exchange, and the BGTR30 index, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. The BGBX40 gained 1.38% to 142.31 points, while the BGTR30 gained 0.88% to 676.61 points.

The BGREIT Index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, closed up 0.50% at 163.61 points, mainly due to a 2.47% increase in Advance Terrafund’s share price REIT [BUL:ATER].

(1 euro = 1.95583 lev)

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