Turkey stocks lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 0.82%

15 Apr 2019

Turkey stocks lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 0.82%

– Turkey stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Basic Metals, Holdings & Investments and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 declined 0.82%.

The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were Gersan Elektrik Ticaret ve Sanayi AS (IS:GEREL), which rose 4.95% or 0.100 points to trade at 2.120 at the close. Meanwhile, Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:VESTL) added 4.00% or 0.510 points to end at 13.250 and Ittifak Holding AS (IS:ITTFH) was up 2.80% or 0.130 points to 4.770 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ihlas Holding AS (IS:IHLAS), which fell 4.65% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.410 at the close. Haci Omer Sabanci Holding AS (IS:SAHOL) declined 3.29% or 0.26 points to end at 7.64 and Turkiye Sise ve Cam Fabrikalari AS (IS:SISE) was down 3.13% or 0.190 points to 5.890.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 185 to 168 and 51 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for June delivery was down 0.23% or 2.95 to $1292.25 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in May fell 1.08% or 0.69 to hit $63.20 a barrel, while the June Brent oil contract fell 0.73% or 0.52 to trade at $71.03 a barrel.

USD/TRY was up 0.82% to 5.8159, while EUR/TRY rose 0.85% to 6.5768.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 96.507.

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