DOHA: Qatar Stock Exchange’s (QSE) benchmark index lost 453.35 points, or 4.33 percent, last week when the bourse closed yesterday at 10,027.17 points.
Trading value during last week decreased by 0.10 percent to reach QR1.124bn compared to QR1.125bn.
Trading volume decreased by 31.77 percent to reach 44.10 million shares, as against 64.64 million shares, while the number of transactions fell by 9.50 percent, to reach 24,122 transactions as compared to 26,653 transactions.
Market cap fell by 4.74 percent to reach QR558.73bn as compared to QR586.51bn at the end of previous week, reports QNA.
Banking and Financial Services sector led traded value last week with 38.24 percent of the total traded value. Industries sector accounted for 30.81 percent. Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted for 12.23 percent and Real Estate sector accounted 9.42 percent.
Industries sector led traded volume last week with 42.02 percent of the total traded volume. Banking and Financial Services sector accounted for 24.10 percent. Real Estate sector accounted for 18.19 percent and Telecoms sector accounted 6.90 percent.
Industries sector led traded number of transactions last week with 37.72 percent of the total number of transactions. Banking and Financial Services sector accounted for 25.44 percent. Real Estate sector accounted for 17.61 percent and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted for 7.02 percent.
From the 46 listed companies eight ended last week higher, while 37 fell and one remained unchanged.
QNB led trading value during last week accounted for 18.8 percent of the total trading value. Qatar Fuel accounted for 9.77 percent and Industries Qatar accounted for 8.34 percent.
When compared on daily basis, the QSE index dropped 96.23 points, or 0.95 percent, compared to Wednesday’s closing.
The volume of shares traded increased to 9.47 million from 8.82 million on Wednesday and the value of shares increased to QR276.56m from QR230.70m on Wednesday.
From the 49 companies listed on QSE, shares of 45 saw trading yesterday. Of these, 14 companies gained, 29 closed lower and shares of two companies remained unchanged.
Indices of six sectors ended in red zone and one sector ended in green zone yesterday. QSE Total Return Index decreased 0.95 percent to 18,450.84 points and QSE Al Rayan Islamic Index down 0.70 percent to 3,894.90 points. QSE All Share Index lost 1.36 percent to 3,036.29 points.
Source from: The Peninsula