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DOHA: The Qatar Exchange index lost 19.82 points or 0.23 percent during this week to close at 8,516.31 points as the bourse closed for trading a day early in the week for Eid Al Adha holidays.
The market will be closed three working days, starting from today until Monday. The market will resume trading on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.
Trading value during this week decreased by 26.42 percent to reach QR624.87m compared to QR849.28m. Trading volume decreased by 23.49 percent to reach 15,085,664 shares, as against 19,715,987 shares, while the number of transactions fell by 8.26 percent to reach 10,400 transactions as compared to 11,336 transactions.
QE’s market capitalisation fell by 0.52 percent to reach QR466bn during the week as compared to QR468.54bn at the end of the previous week.
The Industrials sector led trading value during this week accounting for 34.52 percent of the total trading value, followed by Banks and Financial Services sector, which accounted for 31.14 percent. The Consumer Goods and Services sector ranked third, accounting for 10.94 percent, followed by Telecom sector.
The Banks and Financial Services led trading volume during the week, accounting for 35.21 percent of the total trading volume, followed by Industrial sector, which accounted for 23.35 percent. The Real Estate sector ranked third, accounting for 13.79 percent followed by Transportation sector.
The Banks and Financial Services sector again led the trading number of transactins-32.26 percent of the total number. It was followed by Industrial sector, which accounted for 28.33 percent. The Consumer Goods and Services sector ranked third, accounting for 11.18 percent, and finally followed by Real Estate sector, which accounted for 10.08 percent.
A total of 16 companies of the 42 listed companies ended this week higher, while 24 fell and 2 companies remain unchanged.
The Industries Qatar led trading value, accounting for 20.65 percent of the total trading value, followed by Qatar Telecommunications, which accounted for 7.97 percent. The Gulf International Services ranked third, accounting for 7.93 percent.
Yesterday, the index was marginally up gaining 4.34 points or 0.05 percent to close at 8516.31 points. The volume of the shares traded was up to 2,674,319 from 2,540,716 on Tuesday.
Among the top gainers were Qatar National Bank which was up 0.30 percent to QR135.00, Qatar Islamic Bank rose 0.65 percent to QR77.10, International Islamic Bank gained 0.39 percent to QR52.10 and Qatar Insurance up by 0.43 percent to QR69.50. The Banking and Financial sector index was up 3.60 points while Consumer Goods and Services sector index gained 14.27 points. The industrial sector was dropped 5.97 points while insurance sector added 6.10 points.