Gecina bucks light-volume trend in European equity markets
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By Alistair Smout
EDINBURGH, May 23 (Reuters) - French real-estate firm Gecina bucked the trend of low volumes in European share trading on Friday, as investors generally steered clear of big bets ahead of a long weekend in Britain and elections in Europe and Ukraine.
Gecina fell 1.5 percent in volumes three times its 90-day average after a share placing worth roughly 1 percent of share capital.
The real-estate investment trust was one of the most heavily traded stock relative to its 90-day average on the FTSEurofirst 300, which saw trade across the index at a mere 50 percent of its average.
Some analysts had warned that the EU's marathon parliamentary election, which ends on Sunday, could worry investors if strong performances by Eurosceptic parties undermined governments' efforts to move towards greater integration.
But the prospect of the vote only affected share prices marginally on Friday, traders said. Continuación...