Turkey stocks higher at close of trade; BIST 100 up 0.78%

Investing.com – Turkey stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Transport, Basic Metals and Wholesale&Retail Trade sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 added 0.78% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were ICBC Turkey Bank AS (IS:ICBCT), which rose 14.02% or 0.460 points to trade at 3.740 at the close. Meanwhile, Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:VESTL) added 8.29% or 0.970 points to end at 12.670 and Pegasus Hava Tasimaciligi AS (IS:PGSUS) was up 6.16% or 2.460 points to 42.420 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Ittifak Holding AS (IS:ITTFH), which fell 19.23% or 1.500 points to trade at 6.300 at the close. Bera Holding AS (IS:BERA) declined 2.69% or 0.050 points to end at 1.810 and Gozde Girisim Sermayesi Yatirim Ortakligi AS (IS:GOZDE) was down 2.52% or 0.070 points to 2.710.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 221 to 125 and 61 ended unchanged.

Shares in Pegasus Hava Tasimaciligi AS (IS:PGSUS) rose to 5-year highs; rising 6.16% or 2.460 to 42.420.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.45% or 6.35 to $1409.05 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.12% or 0.07 to hit $59.45 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 0.05% or 0.03 to trade at $65.66 a barrel.

USD/TRY was up 0.05% to 5.7746, while EUR/TRY rose 0.04% to 6.5639.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 95.782.

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