UPDATES WITH MORE FIGURES; CORRECTS FIGURES IN DECK, LEDE
By Aysu Bicer
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's benchmark stock index down by 0.99% to 115,748.47 points at close on Friday.
Borsa Istanbul's BIST 100 index started the day at 117,315.61 points. It diminished 1,159.30 points from Thursday's close of 116,907.77 points.
During the day, the index's lowest level was 116,592.08 points, while the highest was 117,391.24 points.
The total market value of the BIST 100 was around 851 billion Turkish liras ($124 billion) by market close, with a daily trading volume of 20.9 billion Turkish liras ($3 billion).
On the last transaction day of the week, 38 stocks on the index rose, 15 were down, and the remaining flat compared to Thursday.
The highest trading volumes were posted by private lender Garanti, automotive firm Karsan and national flag carrier Turkish airlines.
Frozen foods producer Kerevitas was the best performer, with its shares up 9.85%, while Ege Endustri (EGEEN), which manufactures components for the automotive industry, dropped the most, losing 2.94%.
The price of one ounce of gold was $1,775.00 by market close, up from $1,772.85 at the previous close, according to data from Borsa Istanbul's Precious Metals and Diamond Markets.
The price of Brent crude oil was around $42.69 per barrel as of 6 p.m. (1500GMT) on Friday.