The SOFIX blue-hip index advanced by 0.64% to 1,254.99 points, while the broader BG40 index added 0.14% to its value closing at 354.83 points.
Nevertheless, the stock indexes have registered a considerable decline since the beginning of the year. The SOFIX has lost almost 28% of its value, while the BG40 has depreciated by 31.3%.
KRZ Odessos and Industrial Holding Bulgaria were BSE's biggest gainers today. The stock of the ship repair yard appreciated by 5.49% to 287.36 leva per share, while the holding company ended the day 2.71% higher at 7.97 leva per share.
Oil & Gas Exploration & Production's stock price went 4.9% down to 7.57 leva per share. Lead & Zinc Complex shed 3.03% of its value closing at 55.74 leva per share. Lead & Zinc Complex's profit for 2007 amounted to 13.826 mln leva the audited report of the company shows. The figure represents a considerable decrease compared to the preliminary figures announced at the end of March, which pointed to 23.447 mln leva profit.
A total of 2,272 shares in Alcomet traded hands today. The stock depreciated by 5.6% to 10.29 leva per share.
Zarneni Hrani Bulgaria was also among BSE's decliners today. The stock shed 4.36% of its value closing at 2.41 leva per share. Chimimport advanced by 1.28% to 8.71 leva per share.
BSE's new indexes closed Monday's session mixed. The BGTR30 index of best performers in total return gained 0.24% closing at 823.94 points, while the BGREIT index skidded 0.22% lower to 97.25 points.