ANKARA: Turkey stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic, Sports and Textile & Leather sectors led shares lower. At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 declined 0.78%. The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were Karsan Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:KARSN), which rose 8.09% or 0.110 points to trade at 1.470 at the close. Meanwhile, Park Elektrik Uretim Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:PRKME) added 5.04% or 0.230 points to end at 4.790 and Alarko Gayrimenkul Yatirim Ortakligi AS (IS:ALGYO) was up 3.16% or 1.34 points to 43.74 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were Deva Holding AS (IS:DEVA), which fell 5.63% or 0.250 points to trade at 4.190 at the close. Alkim Alkali Kimya AS (IS:ALKIM) declined 4.63% or 1.18 points to end at 24.30 and Tat Gida Sanayi AS (IS:TATGD) was down 3.76% or 0.240 points to 6.140. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 281 to 92 and 34 ended unchanged.
Shares in Karsan Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:KARSN) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 8.09% or 0.110 to 1.470. Shares in Park Elektrik Uretim Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:PRKME) rose to all time highs; up 5.04% or 0.230 to 4.790. Gold Futures for December delivery was up 0.24% or 3.08 to $1293.18 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in September fell 0.51% or 0.25 to hit $48.34 a barrel, while the October Brent oil contract fell 0.52% or 0.27 to trade at $51.63 a barrel. USD/TRY was down 0.07% to 3.5389, while EUR/TRY rose 0.19% to 4.1810. The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 93.06.