Doha: Qatar Exchange index dropped marginally by 0.9 points, or 0.01 percent, when trading closed yesterday at 13,075.43 points.
The trading value reached QR614.926m a volume of 12,833,424 shares from 6,908 transactions. The market capitalisation reached QR693.699bn.
Consumer goods and services all share index gained 56.18 points, or 0.76 percent, when it closed at 7,401.78 points.
From the 43 listed companies, shares of 42 were traded, from these 18 made gains, 19 declined and five remained unchanged.
Medicare led the gainers with 5.48 percent gain to close at QR125.20.
There was demand for Mannai Corporation share too following its announcement of increase by 31.5 percent in its first half net profit. The share gained 2.97 percent to close at QR117.70 from the Thursday’s QR114.30.
Qatari individual investors bought a volume of 6,731,649 shares of 40 companies for a value of QR276.896m, or 45.03 percent, of the total shares bought today.
Qatari individual investors sold a volume of 6,702,930 shares of 41 companies for a value of QR277.955m, or 45.20 percent, of the total shares sold today.
Qatari institutional investors bought a volume of 2,495,202 shares of 31 companies for a value of QR154.714m, or 25.16 percent, of the total shares bought today.
Qatari institutional investors sold a volume of 3,097,369 shares of 28 companies for a value of QR168.088m, or 27.33 percent of the total shares sold.