Investors at the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) became nearly QR30bn richer during last week as the benchmark index gained 542.49 points, or 5.58 percent, over the week when the bourse closed yesterday at 10,273.01 points.
The market cap rose by 5.55 percent to reach QR568.07bn as compared to QR538.19bn at the end of previous week.
Trading value during last week increased by 177.64 percent to reach QR4.96bn compared to QR1.78bn.
Trading volume increased by 178.95 percent to reach 202.65 million shares, as against 72.65 million shares, while the number of transactions rose by 49.96 percent, to reach 68,041 transactions as compared to 45,373 transactions, reports QNA.
Industries sector led traded value last week with 30.96 percent of the total traded value. Banking and Financial Services sector accounted for 24.34 percent. Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted for 24.03 percent and Real Estate sector accounted 16.66 percent.
Real Estate sector led traded volume last week with 51.89 percent of the total traded volume. Industries sector accounted for 28.28 percent. Banking and Financial Services sector accounted 11.38 percent and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted 4.03 percent.
Real Estate sector led traded number of transactions last week with 47.15 percent of the total number of transactions. Industries sector accounted for 21.78 percent. Banking and Financial Services sector accounted for 15.50 percent and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted for 9.61 percent.
From the 46 listed companies 30 ended last week higher, while 13 fell and three unchanged. Qatar Fuel led trading value during last week accounted for 23.17 percent of the total traded value. Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding Company accounted for 22.82 percent and Ezdan Holding Group accounted 14.62 percent.
When compared on daily basis, the QSE index gained 341.07 points, or 3.43 percent, yesterday compared to Wednesday’s closing.
The volume of shares traded increased to 36. 63 million from 24.53 million on Wednesday and the value of shares increased to QR771.36m from QR399.20m on Wednesday.
From the 47 companies listed on QSE, shares of 44 saw trading today. From these, 35 companies gained, five closed lower, while four remaining companies were unchanged.
Indices of all sectors ended in green zone today. QSE Total Return Index increased 3.43 percent to 18,903.20 points and QSE Al Rayan Islamic Index also increased 2.69 percent to 3,993.09 points. QSE All Share Index increased 3.45 percent to 3,046.22 points
Source from: The Peninsula