Greek Stocks: Hellenic Exchanges, Neorion Holdings Are Active

Greece’s benchmark ASE Index fell 2.68, or 0.2 percent, to 1,538.34 at 2:21 p.m. in Athens, paring yesterday’s 1 percent gain.

The FTSE/ASE 20 Index of the country’s biggest companies dropped less than 0.1 percent to 708.99. The Cyprus General Market Index gained 0.3 percent to 1,002.13.

The following shares were the most active in Athens trading today. Symbols are in parentheses.

Hellenic Exchanges SA (EXAE GA) lost 2.4 percent to 6.04 euros, the sixth decline in seven days. The operator of the Athens bourse said net income in 2010 fell to 21.3 million euros ($29.5 million) from 29.5 million euros the year earlier.

Neorion Holdings SA (NEORS) plunged 13 percent to 20 cents, the lowest since at least 1999. The operator of Greece’s oldest shipyard said its shipbuilding and repair unit filed for creditor protection after facing liquidity problems.

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