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Greek Stocks: Coca-Cola HBC, Ellaktor, Opap Move in Athens

Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Greece’s benchmark ASE Index fell 13.46, or 0.8 percent, to 1,661.68 at the 5:20 p.m. close in Athens, after seven days of gains. The gauge climbed 4.4 percent this week.

The FTSE/ASE 20 Index of the country’s biggest companies dropped 1.2 percent to 779.59. The Cypriot General Index lost 1.2 percent to 1,221.21.

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

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co SA (EEEK GA) gained 2.8 percent to 22.10 euros, snapping two days of declines. The world’s second-biggest bottler of Coke beverages had its share price estimate raised to 22.10 euros from 20 euros at Euroxx Securities.

Ellaktor SA (ELLAKTOR GA) added 2 percent to 4.03 euros, adding to a 1.5 percent gain yesterday. European Goldfields Ltd.’s announcement that initial exploration results showed there is “extensive high grade mineralization” at Piavitsa, in northern Greece, is “encouraging” for Greece’s biggest builder, which holds a 19.5 percent stake, Proton Bank said in an e-mailed note today.

Opap SA (OPAP GA) rose 2.6 percent to 16 euros, a second daily advance. Morgan Stanley raised its share-price estimate on Europe’s biggest listed gambling company to 15 euros from 12 euros. Separately, Nomura Holdings Inc. started coverage on Opap at “buy” with a 21.2 euro share-price estimate.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tom Stoukas in Athens at astoukas@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: David Merritt at dmerritt1@bloomberg.net

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