Qatar Exchange index gains 365.02 points this week

July 17, 2014 - 6:58:44 pm

DOHA: Qatar Exchange index gained 365.02 points (2.83 percent) this week when trading closed at 13,284.65 points Thursday.

A majority of banks, real estate companies, and Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) in the transport segment enjoyed a good run this week which saw the index breaching the 13,000 mark again Tuesday following the record set on May 29.

The trading value QR 3,614,880,939.35 this week is an increase by 35.94 percent compared to QR 2,659,119,013.58 last week. The trading volume of 83,157,948 shares is an increase by 20.84 percent compared to 68,816,884 last week.

The 39,555 transactions is an increase by 23.47 percent compared to 32,037 transactions last week.

The market capitalization of QR 714,313,181,718.79 has increased by 1.84 percent compared to QR 701,389,760,194.20 at the end of previous week.

Banks and financial services led the traded value this week, accounting for 35.53 percent of the total traded value. Real estate accounted for 20.25 percent. Industries accounted for 14.47 percent, and consumer goods and services accounted for 12.53 percent.

Real estate led the traded volume accounting for 28.04 percent of the total traded volume. Banks and financial services accounted for 24.22 percent, telecoms accounted for 13.46 percent, and consumer goods and services amounted to 13.34 percent.

Banks and financial services topped the number of transactions this week with 34.49 percent of the total transactions, real estate accounted for 18.91 percent, industries accounted for 18.79 percent, and consumer goods and services accounted for 10.04 percent.

From the 43 listed, 35 ended this week higher, six fell and two remained unchanged.

Barwa Real Estate led traded value this week with 11.92 percent of the total traded value. Masraf Al Rayan accounted for 11.91% and Vodafone Qatar accounted for 6 percent. (QNA)

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