Investing.com – Greece stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Travel, Media and Retail sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite added 0.07%.
The best performers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Alpha Bank SA (AT:ACBr), which rose 4.40% or 0.040 points to trade at 0.950 at the close. Meanwhile, Intracom Holdings SA (AT:INRr) added 4.23% or 0.028 points to end at 0.690 and Athens Water (AT:EYDr) was up 3.95% or 0.20 points to 5.26 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Fourlis Hld (AT:FRLr), which fell 4.75% or 0.190 points to trade at 3.810 at the close. Viohalco SA (AT:VIOH) declined 4.23% or 0.110 points to end at 2.490 and Piraeus Bank SA (AT:BOPr) was down 3.53% or 0.024 points to 0.656.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 52 to 46 and 19 ended unchanged.
Shares in Fourlis Hld (AT:FRLr) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.75% or 0.190 to 3.810. Shares in Piraeus Bank SA (AT:BOPr) fell to 5-year lows; falling 3.53% or 0.024 to 0.656.
Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.72% or 9.35 to $1282.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 3.05% or 1.59 to hit $53.66 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 2.48% or 1.52 to trade at $62.70 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.33% to 1.1357, while EUR/GBP rose 0.41% to 0.8807.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 96.010.