QSE index closes at 9,953.72 points

Qatar Stock Exchange’s (QSE) benchmark index lost 16.83 points, or 0.17 percent, last week when the bourse closed yesterday at 9,953.72 points.

Trading value during last week decreased by 46.09 percent to reach QR1.33bn compared to QR2.48bn.

Trading volume decreased by 38.98 percent to reach 46.14 million shares, as against 75.63 million shares, while the number of transactions fell by 11.28 percent, to reach 27,553 transactions as compared to 31,056 transactions. Market cap rose by 0.40 percent to reach QR563.31bn as compared to QR561.06bn at the end of previous week, reports QNA.

Banking and Financial Services sector led traded value last week with 34.32 percent of the total traded value. Industries sector accounted for 20.49 percent. Real Estate sector accounted for 17.76 percent and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted 12.73 percent.

Real Estate sector led traded volume last week with 31.13 percent of the total traded volume. Industries sector accounted for 27.33 percent. Banking and Financial Services sector accounted for 23.55 percent and Transportation sector accounted for 6.53 percent.

From the 46 listed companies 30 ended last week higher, while 14 fell and two remained unchanged.

QNB led trading value during last week accounted for 11.96 percent of the total traded value. Commercial Bank accounted 9.11 percent and Qatar Fuel accounted 9.07 percent.

When compared on daily basis, the QSE index dropped 23.08 points, or 0.23 percent, yesterday compared to Wednesday’s closing.

Source from: The Peninsula