Turkey’s benchmark ISE National 100 Index rose 1 percent to 57,079.47 at the close in Istanbul, snapping three days of losses.
The following shares were active. Stock symbols are in parentheses.
Coca-Cola Icecek AS (CCOLA TI), the Turkish bottler of Coca-Cola Co. drinks, gained as much as 9.5 percent before trading up 4.6 percent at 24.90 liras. The company will pay a gross dividend of 0.24 liras per share on May 25, it said in a statement to the Istanbul Stock Exchange after the market close yesterday.
Denizbank AS (DENIZ TI), the unit of Dexia SA of Belgium for which Russia’s OAO Sberbank and Qatar National Bank SAQ are said to be bidding, surged 11 percent to 17.25 liras, closing at the highest level since March 2010.
Escort Computer Elektronik Sanayi & Ticaret AS Computer (ESCOM TI), a manufacturer and importer of computers, gained 1.5 percent to 10.45 liras, its highest since Dec. 26. Escort started talks with Gemia Inc. for an 18 million-lira ($10 million) loan or a facility convertible to equity within three years, it said in a statement to the exchange today.