Doha: Qatar Exchange index gained 36.48 points (0.33 percent) last week when the bourse closed yesterday at 11,192.21 points. Trading value decreased by 1.02 percent to reach QR2.30bn compared to QR2.32bn the previous week.
Trading volume increased by 31.42 percent to reach 56 million shares as against 42 million the previous week, while the number of transactions fell by 5.93 percent to reach 22,641 last week as compared to 24,068 transactions.
The market capitalisation fell by 0.41 percent to reach QR586.9bn last week compared to QR589.3bn at the end of previous week.
The banking and financial services sector led traded value last week with 37.24 percent of the total, followed by the industrial sector (26.76 percent), consumer goods and services (14.33 percent) and the real estate sector (10 percent).
The banking and financial services sector led traded volume last week with 26.98 percent of the total , followed by the consumer goods and services sector (26.38 percent), the real estate sector (20.68 percent) and the industrial sector (10.01 percent).
The banking and financial services sector led traded number of transactions last week with 32.45 percent of the total, followed by the industrial sector (22.39 percent), the consumer goods and services sector (17.83 percent) and the real estate sector (13.36 percent).
Of the 42 listed companies 24 ended higher last week, while 15 fell and three remained unchanged. Industries Qatar led traded value accounting for 13.89 percent of the total. Masraf Al Rayan accounted for 8.89 percent and Commercial Bank accounted for 8.44 percent.
Yesterday, Qatar Exchange pursued its upswing trend adding 57.51 points (0.52 percent) to advance to 11,192.21 points from 11,134.70 on Wednesday.
Among the top gainers were Qatar Islamic Bank which was up 1.85 percent to QR77, Commercial Bank gained 1.96 percent to QR72.80, International Islamic added 4.01 percent to QR70.10 and Vodafone Qatar was up by 1.95 percent to QR11.53.