Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s benchmark ISE National 100 Index fell for a second day, losing 233.77, or 0.4 percent, to 59,459.66 at the 5:30 p.m. close in Istanbul.
The following stocks were active. Symbols are in parentheses.
Acibadem Saglik Hizmetleri & Ticaret AS (ACIBD TI), a hospital chain, gained 50 kurus, or 1.9 percent, to 26.50 liras, its highest close since May 5. The company’s owner signed a non- binding agreement to set up a joint venture with Integrated Healthcare Holdings SDN BHD to invest in the Middle East, eastern Europe and Asia, according to a statement to the exchange after the market close on Sept. 30.
Arcelik AS (ARCLK TI), Turkey’s biggest producer of household appliances, dropped for the first time in five days, slipping 8 kurus, or 1.1 percent, to 7.24 liras. The company had its price estimate cut to 8.90 liras from 9.90 liras at Erste Group Bank AG.
Coca-Cola Icecek AS (CCOLA TI), the bottler of Coca-Cola drinks in Turkey, dropped as much as 5.1 percent, the most in a week, before closing down 50 kurus, or 2 percent, at 24.80 liras. The stock was cut to “sell” from “hold” at UniCredit SpA, which said its short foreign currency position could lead to a 78 million-lira ($42 million) net financial loss in the third quarter.
Dogan Yayin Holding AS (DYHOL TI), Turkey’s biggest media group, jumped 6 kurus, or 9.2 percent, to 71 kurus, the biggest gain since November 2010. The company is in talks to sell its Star TV unit to Dogus Holding AS’s media unit, it said in a statement to the exchange today.
Dogan Sirketler Grubu Holdings AS (DOHOL TI), Dogan Yayin’s parent company, gained 1 kurus, or 1.6 percent, to 65 kurus.
Turkiye Garanti Bankasi AS (GARAN TI), Turkey’s biggest bank by market value, fell 12 kurus, or 1.7 percent, to 7.12 liras. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. added the stock to its “focus sell list” for central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, citing the stock’s 14 percent gain in the past month and a “relatively high probability” that Turkey’s economy may contract.
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