The Budapest Stock Exchange's blue-chip BUX index closed Thursday trade down 0.26% to 22,748.70. The BUX lost 59.12 points on a light composite exchange turnover of HUF 9.72 billion, declining with blue-chip indices throughout Europe as the publication of weak euro-zone and U.S. macroeconomic data heightened uncertainty regarding the stability of the global economic-recovery.
The BUX fluctuated in a 1.57% range between an intra-session high of 22,972.56 at 9:05 a.m. and an intra-session low of 22,611.33 at 1:45 p.m. The mid-cap BUMIX index gained on Thursday, advancing 4.71 points, or 0.23%, to 2,091.12.
BSE blue-chips stood as follows at Thursday's closing bell:
Drug company Richter lost 0.63% to HUF 47,300 on a turnover of HUF 1.45 billion; Magyar Telekom declined 0.59% to HUF 676 on a turnover of HUF 240m; oil and natural gas company MOL lost 0.43% to HUF 21,000 on a turnover of HUF 1.5 billion; OTP Bank gained 0.45% to HUF 4,922 on an exchange-high turnover of HUF 5.59 billion.
The BSE Big Four generated 90.33% of the exchange's composite Thursday turnover.
Other major central and eastern European blue-chip stock indices finished mixed on Thursday, with Prague's PX-50 gaining 0.02% to 1,129.40 and Warsaw's WIG-20 declining 0.77% to 2,571.35. (MTI-Econews)