Greece stocks higher at close of trade; Athens General Composite up 1.23%
Greece stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Healthcare, Banking and Financials sectors led shares higher.At the close in Athens, the Athens General Composite rose 1.23% to hit a new 1-month high.The best performers of the session on the Athens General Composite were Attica Bank SA (AT:BOAr), which rose 11.58% or 0.004 points to trade at 0.035 at the close. Meanwhile, Hygeia (AT:HYGr) added 9.57% or 0.083 points to end at 0.950 and Piraeus Bank SA (AT:BOPr) was up 7.73% or 0.214 points to 2.984 in late trade.The worst performers of the session were Sarantiseg (AT:SRSr), which fell 2.78% or 0.40 points to trade at 14.00 at the close. Grivalia Properties REIC (AT:GRIr) declined 2.16% or 0.20 points to end at 9.05 and Kri-Kri Milk (AT:KRIr) was down 1.79% or 0.070 points to 3.840.Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Athens Stock Exchange by 77 to 33 and 14 ended unchanged.Shares in Hygeia (AT:HYGr) rose to 5-year highs; up 9.57% or 0.083 to 0.950. Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.28% or 3.80 to $1351.70 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.41% or 0.95 to hit $66.44 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.23% or 0.89 to trade at $71.69 a barrel.EUR/USD was up 0.30% to 1.2367, while EUR/GBP fell 0.33% to 0.8633.The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 89.23.