SOFIA (Bulgaria), June 24th (SeeNews) – The blue-chip index SOFIX of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) gained 0.79% to 554.54 points on Thursday, supported by an increase in the share price of the poultry producer Gradus. by 6.49% [BUL:GR6] and a 4.05% increase in pharmaceutical company Sopharma shares [BUL:SFA], stock market data showed.
A total of 300 Gradus shares were traded at an average price of 1.51 lev, while 10,138 Sopharma shares changed hands at an average price of 3.63 lev each.
In the last trading session, Sopharma led the blue chip declines as its stocks fell 4.95%.
Sopharma announced Thursday that its CEO, Ognyan Donev, had purchased 118,029 shares in the company at a weighted average price of Lev 3.62 each.
Total sales in the main BSE market rose sharply on Thursday from 1.5 million levs on Wednesday to 18.8 million (11.5 million US dollars (9.6 million euros). The majority, almost 17 million levs, was from Express service Speedy. Generated [BUL:SPDY].
A total of 209,321 Speedy shares changed hands 1.22% lower at an average price of 81 levs.
The broader BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most heavily traded stocks on the Sofia Stock Exchange, rose 0.19% to 123.52 points, while the BGTR30, in which companies with a free float of at least 10% are equally weighted, rose by 0 .29% to 593.06 points. Both indices were mainly supported by Gradus earnings.
The BGREIT index, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, fell 0.32% to 153.33 points, dragged down by a 2.07% drop in the Advance Terrafund REIT share price [BUL:ATER].
(1 euro = 1,95583 lev)