Advances from heavyweight issuers MOL and Richter propelled the Budapest Stock Exchange’s blue-chip BUX index to a counter-trend gain of 0.34% to on Wednesday.
The BUX closed 57.84 points higher on a composite exchange turnover of HUF 11.61bn, fluctuating in a 1.62% range between an intra-session low of 16,708.60 shortly after opening bell and an intra-session high at the index’s closing mark of 16,979.37.
BSE blue-chips stood as follows at Wednesday’s closing bell:
Oil and gas company MOL gained 1.06% to HUF 18,100 on a turnover of HUF 1.35bn;
Drug company Richter advanced 0.84% to HUF 34,890 on a turnover of HUF 267m;
Magyar Telekom finished flat at HUF 500 on a turnover of HUF 1.03bn;
OTP Bank lost 0.66% to HUF 3,000 on an exchange-high turnover of HUF 8.73bn, or just over 75% of the BSE’s total Wednesday trade.
The BSE Big Four generated 98% of the exchange’s composite Wednesday turnover.