Turkey stocks higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 0.27%

Aug 01, 2018

Turkey stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Metals, Telecoms and Industrials sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 rose 0.27%.

The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holding AS (IS:DOHOL), which rose 7.00% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.070 at the close. Meanwhile, Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari TAS (IS:EREGL) added 5.80% or 0.640 points to end at 11.680 and Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS (IS:TUPRS) was up 4.83% or 5.20 points to 112.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were TAV Havalimanlari Holding (IS:TAVHL), which fell 7.10% or 2.06 points to trade at 26.96 at the close. Soda Sanayi AS (IS:SODA) declined 6.89% or 0.440 points to end at 5.950 and Trakya Cam Sanayi AS (IS:TRKCM) was down 5.00% or 0.220 points to 4.180.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 196 to 155 and 57 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.43% or 5.30 to $1218.40 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 1.70% or 1.17 to hit $67.59 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 2.26% or 1.68 to trade at $72.53 a barrel.

USD/TRY was up 1.46% to 4.9851, while EUR/TRY rose 1.17% to 5.8160.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 94.47.