The blue-chip SOFIX index of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE) started the week in positive territory, up 0.17% to 636.20 points, as trading in energy and insurance group Eurohold Bulgaria [BUL:EUBG] sharply boosted turnover , bourse data showed on Monday.
Total turnover on the BSE's main market jumped to 26.5 million levs ($14.9 million/13.5 million euro) from 1.3 million levs on Friday.
Eurohold Bulgaria was the most-traded company on Monday. The group closed 1.68% lower at 2.34 levs as 10 million shares changed hands.
The top gainer among the SOFIX members was diversified group Chimimport [BUL:CHIM]. The company's shares added 5.85% to 1.0850 levs.
Chimimport also supported a rise in both the BGBX40 index, which tracks the 40 most traded shares on the Sofia bourse, and the BGTR30, under which companies with a free float of at least 10% have equal weight. The BGBX40 advanced by 0.18% to 146.94 points, while the BGTR30 went up 0.40% to 744.34 points on Monday.
The BGREIT, which tracks seven real estate investment trusts, fell 0.26% to 175.52 points, mainly due to a 1.94% drop in Bulgarian Real Estate Fund REIT [BUL:BREF], to 2.02 levs.