ANKARA: Turkey stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Banking, Financials and Tourism sectors led shares lower. At the close in Istanbul, the BIST 100 declined 1.51%. The best performers of the session on the BIST 100 were Gozde Girisim Sermayesi Yatirim Ortakligi AS (IS:GOZDE), which rose 10.63% or 0.440 points to trade at 4.580 at the close. Meanwhile, Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayi AS (IS:AEFES) added 7.80% or 1.72 points to end at 23.76 and Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayi AS (IS:AKSA) was up 4.31% or 0.57 points to 13.78 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Karsan Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:KARSN), which fell 6.37% or 0.130 points to trade at 1.910 at the close. Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret AS (IS:VESTL) declined 5.37% or 0.510 points to end at 8.980 and Koza Altin Isletmeleri AS (IS:KOZAL) was down 5.09% or 1.68 points to 31.30. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Istanbul Stock Exchange by 271 to 90 and 41 ended unchanged. Shares in Gozde Girisim Sermayesi Yatirim Ortakligi AS (IS:GOZDE) rose to all time highs; up 10.63% or 0.440 to 4.580. Shares in Anadolu Efes Biracilik ve Malt Sanayi AS (IS:AEFES) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.80% or 1.72 to 23.76. Gold Futures for December delivery was down 0.70% or 8.92 to $1269.18 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in December rose 0.35% or 0.19 to hit $54.73 a barrel, while the January Brent oil contract rose 0.59% or 0.36 to trade at $60.98 a barrel. USD/TRY was up 2.04% to 3.8750, while EUR/TRY rose 1.67% to 4.5020. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 94.84.