Turkey stocks higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 0.99%

16/04/2018 16:05:00 Stock Market

Turkey stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Transport, Leasing&Factoring and Tourism sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 rose 0.99%.

The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were SASA Polyester Sanayi AS (IS:SASA), which rose 11.97% or 1.350 points to trade at 12.630 at the close. Meanwhile, Metro Ticari ve Mali Yatirimlar Holding AS (IS:METRO) added 7.69% or 0.070 points to end at 0.980 and Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:VESTL) was up 6.08% or 0.570 points to 9.950 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tesco Kipa Kitle Pazarlama Ticaret Lojistik ve Gida Sanayi AS (IS:KIPA), which fell 2.67% or 0.090 points to trade at 3.280 at the close. Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holding AS (IS:DOHOL) declined 2.56% or 0.030 points to end at 1.140 and TAV Havalimanlari Holding (IS:TAVHL) was down 1.91% or 0.48 points to 24.60.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 321 to 49 and 38 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.17% or 2.30 to $1350.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.35% or 0.91 to hit $66.48 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 1.23% or 0.89 to trade at $71.69 a barrel.

USD/TRY was up 0.26% to 4.1080, while EUR/TRY rose 0.60% to 5.0842.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.34% at 89.21.

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