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VIENNA (dpa-AFX) –
The Vienna Stock Exchange closed hardly changed on Wednesday.
The ATX leading index fell by a meager 0.07 percent to 3,021.44 points.
The same negative signs prevailed on the leading European exchanges and on Wall Street. Experts pointed to the high valuation levels of the shares.
According to the opinion of the Helaba analysts, the question that arises internationally is what arguments could be used to motivate investors to buy further shares at the price level reached. A lot of early praise has already been distributed and the evaluation levels on the leading international stock exchanges can by no means be described as favorable.
At company level, the reporting situation on the domestic stock market was very thin. Quarterly figures will not be on the agenda of UNIQA and Do & Co until tomorrow, Thursday. In advance, the titles of the catering company improved by 0.3 percent and the insurer UNIQA saw a decline of 1.4 percent.
The most noticeable price movement was the KapschTrafficCom share with a discount of 4.6 percent. FACC, Vienna Airport and Lenzing suffered losses of more than three percent.
The OMV papers continued their most recent high flight with a plus of 3.3 percent. Thanks to rising raw prices, the titles had already gained around eight percent in value on the two previous days.
The papers of the Lower Austrian oil field supplier Schoeller-Bleckmann increased by 0.5 percent in the middle of the week.
Among the other heavyweights, voestalpine strengthened itself by 0.9 percent.
The Wienerberger papers, however, built a minus of 2.3 percent.
The banks went in different directions.
The shareholders of Raiffeisen Bank International were able to book an increase of 0.2 percent. Erste Group, on the other hand, fell 0.6 percent and BAWAG fell 1.2 percent.
Palfinger shares slid 2.7 percent lower despite positive news.
The crane arm manufacturer based in Salzburg has returned to normal operations a little more than three weeks ago after the cyber attack. All 35 Palfinger production sites would be producing at full speed again, informed CEO Andreas Klauser./ste/mik/APA/fba