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Turkey stocks lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 0.23%

Turkey stocks lower at close of trade; BIST 100 down 0.23%

ANKARA: Turkey stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Insurance, Transport and Basic Metals sectors led shares lower. At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 fell 0.23%.

The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were Tat Konserve (IS:TATGD), which rose 6.26% or 0.420 points to trade at 7.130 at the close. Meanwhile, Bim Magazalar (IS:BIMAS) added 3.73% or 1.90 points to end at 52.90 and Anadolu Efes (IS:AEFES) was up 3.30% or 0.66 points to 20.66 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Metro Holding (IS:METRO), which fell 3.31% or 0.040 points to trade at 1.170 at the close. Izmir Demir Celik (IS:IZMDC) declined 2.66% or 0.090 points to end at 3.290 and Zorlu Enerji (IS:ZOREN) was down 2.52% or 0.030 points to 1.160. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 256 to 98 and 54 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.13% or 1.55 to $1226.95 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.34% or 0.18 to hit $53.38 a barrel, while the April Brent oil contract rose 0.34% or 0.19 to trade at $56.16 a barrel. USD/TRY was up 0.68% to 3.6748, while EUR/TRY rose 0.64% to 3.8876. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 101.28.