Among the 22 sub-sector indexes in the first half of the year when the stock market broke records, transportation generated the highest profit for its investors.
The BIST 100 index, which has maintained its upward trend since the beginning of the year, exceeded the 100,000 level after breaking records in the firstsix months, generating 28.5 percent profit for the investor.
Among the 22 sub-sector indices traded on the Borsa Istanbul, the highest profit was generated by the transportation index.
The normalization of relations with Russia and the increase in the number of tourists coming to Turkey have positively affected the transportation and tourism sectors. Influenced by the afore-mentioned developments, the index of transportation and tourism increased 51.9 percent and 36 percent, respectively, in the first half of the year.
Transportation was followed by textile and leather at 44 percent and chemical, petroleum and plastics at 42.9 percent, while sports was the only sector decreasing in value among the 22 sub-sector indices, declining by 0.62 percent.
Technology most profit-making main index
Eight sector indices, including the banking sector, with high liquidity and publication, gained more than the BIST 100 in the first half of the year, while 14 sector indices performed lower than the BIST 100.
Considering the main indices on the Borsa Istanbul, the technology index was named the most profit-making index in the first half with 50.5 percent, followed by the industrial index at 30.4 percent, the services index at 27.4 percent and the financial index at 25.3 percent.
THY leads in transportation
Regarding first-half profits of shares that constitute the transportation sector, Turkish Airlines (THY) was at the top with the highest weight and transaction volume in the sector. In this period, while shares of the seven companies that constitute the sector increased in value, THY, which brought a return of 60.7 percent, followed by Reysaş Taşımacılık ve Lojistik with a return of 37.9 percent and Pegasus with a return of 32.7 percent.
Considering shares of companies that constitute the technology sector, which was the most profit-generating main index in the first half of the year, Kron Telekomünikasyon Hizmetleri generated the highest profits for its investors with 235.7 percent. Given the weight in the index, ASELSAN ranked first among technology companies with 73.3 percent return, followed by Nortel Networks Netaş Telekom AŞ at 33.7 percent and Logo Yazılım at 8.5 percent.
Among the 14 companies that make up the sector index, Armada Computer depreciated by 6.2 percent while all other company shares increased in value.
Besiktas, Trabzonspor generate profit
Trabzonspor and Besiktas, which completed the 2016-17 season as champion and played in the quarter final in the UEFA Europa League, generated profit for their investors in the first half of the year while Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe saw losses.
In the said period, Besiktas Football Investments Industry and Trade Inc. and Trabzonspor Sportive Investment and Football Operations Inc. generated a return of 9.5 percent and 1.01 percent for their investors, respectively, while shares in Galatasaray Sportive Industrial and Commercial Investments and Fenerbahçe Football Inc. saw losses of 11.7 percent and 7.5 percent, respectively.