The Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE), which had only two working days in view of Eid holidays, saw largely a weak run last week to settle a tad below 9,000 points.
Both non-Qatari and domestic institutions were net profit takers last week which saw reports that the QSE mulls new strategies as part of efforts to attract local and international investments.
Local and non-Qatari retail investors were net buyers as the 20-stock Qatar Index closed at 8,922.52 points in the week.
The market witnessed a total volume of 5,985 QATR (Masraf Al Rayan sponsored exchange traded fund or ETF) valued at QR0.13mn trade across 14 transactions and as many as 7,000 QETF (Doha Bank sponsored ETF) valued at QR0.62mn change hands across seven deals this week which saw no trading of treasury bills and sovereign bonds.
The Total Return Index settled at 15,720.49 points, All Share Index at 2,594.04 points and Al Rayan Islamic Index (Price) at 2,185.21 points this week which saw QNB, Masraf Al Rayan and Barwa dominate trading ring in volume and value.
The banks and financial services index was at 3,134.09 points, consumer goods at 5,905.09 points, industrials at 2,864.42 points, insurance at 3,068.49 points, real estate at 1,570.49 points, telecom at 969.83 points and transport at 1,901.56 points this week.
Local retail investors were net buyers to the tune of QR40.74mn and non-Qatari individuals also net buyers of QR0.42mn.
Domestic funds were net sellers to the extent of QR2.27mn and foreign funds also net profit takers of QR38.89mn.
A total of 12.51mn shares valued at QR598.3mn traded across 9,017 transactions this week.
The banks and financial services sector saw 5.02mn equities worth QR365.91mn change hands across 3,633 deals and as many as 2.94mn real estate stocks valued at QR41.57mn trade across 1,394 transactions this week.
In the case of transport, the sector witnessed a total trading volume of 1.62mn shares valued at QR32.09mn change hands in 666 deals and some 1.51mn industrials equities worth QR99.58mn trade across 1,693 transactions.
Telecom saw 0.73mn stocks valued at QR22.2mn change hands in 706 deals, 0.48mn of insurance shares at QR17.23mn value in 532 deals and as many as 0.22mn consumer goods equities worth QR19.69mn trade across 393 transactions.
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