Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.76%

© Reuters.  Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.76%© Reuters. Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 0.76% – Greece stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Athens, the rose 0.76%.

The best performers of the session on the were Ekter (AT:), which rose 4.69% or 0.060 points to trade at 1.340 at the close. Meanwhile, Holding Company ADMIE IPTO SA (AT:) added 4.26% or 0.06 points to end at 1.57 and Crete Plastics SA (AT:) was up 3.81% or 0.400 points to 11.000 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Viohalco SA (AT:), which fell 2.93% or 0.080 points to trade at 2.650 at the close. Athens Medical (AT:) declined 2.65% or 0.030 points to end at 1.090 and Gek Terna (AT:) was down 2.04% or 0.090. points to 4.320.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 68 to 37 and 13 ended unchanged.

Shares in Ekter (AT:) rose to 5-year highs; up 4.69% or 0.060 to 1.340.

Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.49% or 6.35 to $1309.45 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 2.48% or 1.29 to hit $53.28 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 2.12% or 1.27 to trade at $61.08 a barrel.

EUR/USD was down 0.10% to 1.1421, while EUR/GBP rose 0.14% to 0.8692.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 95.498.

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