Qatar Exchange Index Gains 63.53 Points This Week

Doha, October 18 (QNA) – Qatar Exchange index gained 63.53 points (0.75%) this week when the bourse closed at 8,542.14 points on Thursday.
 The trading value during this week increased by 11.98% to reach QR 1,067,617,062.48 compared to QR 953,401,213.06.
 Trading volume decreased by 2.36% to reach 26,129,228 shares, as against 26,761,961 shares, while the number of transactions fell by 7.25%, to reach 14,714 transactions as compared to 15,864 transactions.
 Market capitalization rose by 0.46% to reach QR 468,239,196,292.46 as compared to QR 466,079,688,264.74 at the end of previous week.
 The Industrials sector led traded value this week ,accounted for 36.76% of the total traded value, followed by Banks and Financial Services sector, which accounted for 33.16%. The Consumer Goods and Services sector ranked third, accounted for 13.06%, and finally followed by Real Estate sector, 6.86%.
 The Banking and Financial Services sector led traded volume this week, accounted with 37.88% of the total traded volume. The industrials sector, which accounted for 21.45%. The Real Estate sector ranked third, accounted with14.88% and Consumer Goods and Services sector accounted with 12.20%.
 The Banking and Financial Services sector led traded number of transactions this week with 31.49% of the total number of transactions. The industrials sector, which accounted for 29.98%. The Consumer Goods and Services sector ranked third, accounted for 16.26% and Real Estate sector accounted for 10.15%.
 From the 42 listed companies 16 ended this week higher while 24 fell and two unchanged.
 The Industries Qatar let the traded value this week with 25.84% of the total traded value.  QNB accounted for 9.09% and Masraf Al Rayan accounted for 6.77%. (QNA)

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