Qatar Exchange Index Gains 261.68 Points This Week

Doha, September 18 (QNA) – Qatar Exchange index gained 261.68 points (1.86%), this week when the bourse closed Thursday at 14,350.50 points.

Trading value during this week decreased by 9.94% to reach QR 3,311,428,307.24 compared to QR 3,676,872,219.69 last week.

Trading volume decreased by 3.04% to reach 80,755,552 shares compared to last week’s 83,285,786 shares. The number of transactions fell by 5.23% to reach 33,675 transactions as compared to 35,532 transactions.

Market capitalization rose by 2.00% to reach QR 762,567,639,196.87 as compared to QR 747,640,597,915.05 at the end of previous week.

Banking and Financial Services sector led traded value this week with 41.96% of the total trading value. Real Estate sector accounted for 21.52%. The Industries sector ranked third accounted for 14.85% and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted 10.08%.

Real Estate sector led traded volume this week with 39.87% of the total traded volume. Banks and Financial Services sector accounted for 28.99%. Consumer Goods and Services sector ranked third accounted for 10.61% and Telecoms sector accounted 9.48%.

Banking and Financial Services sector led traded number of transactions this week with 36.15% of the total number of transactions. Industries sector accounted for 21.45%. Real Estate sector ranked third accounted for 19.67% and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted for 9.88%.

Of the 43 listed companies, 31 ended this week higher, while 12 fell.

Ezdan Holding Group led traded value this week accounted for 14.93% of the total traded value. Qatar International Islamic Bank accounted for 8.03% and Masraf Al Rayan 7.52%. (QNA)

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