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Turkish Stocks: Dogan Yayin, Plastik Kart, Tupras, Vakifbank

March 13, 2012

Turkey’s benchmark ISE National 100 Index (XU100) rose the most this month, adding 0.6 percent to 59,389.02 at the close in Istanbul.

The following stocks were active. Stock symbols are in parentheses.

Dogan Yayin Holding AS (DYHOL) , a media group, rose 1.5 percent to 69 kurus. Brokerage BGC Partners rated the company buy in new coverage, saying it “deserves a fresh look” after resolving tax issues and selling some assets’’ that will “lead to an immediate improvement in operating profitability.”

Plastik Kart Akilli Kart Iletisim Sistemleri Sanayi & Ticaret AS (PKART) , a maker of smart cards, surged to the highest since May 2010, gaining 14 percent to 2.85 liras after saying it started talks with Oberthur Technologies (OCS) on a possible share-sale and partnership. The companies will also discuss technology transfer and production in Turkey for regional countries, Plastikkart said in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange today.

Tupras Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS (TUPRS) , Turkey’s sole refiner, added 2.6 percent to 42.90 liras after saying it would pay 3.93 liras a share in dividends from 2011 profit.

Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi TAO (VAKBN) , a state-run bank, gained 1 percent to 3.06 liras. The lender was upgraded to buy from hold at UniCredit SpA.

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