Qatar Exchange index closed marginally lower Wednesday by 68.86 points (-0.52), but maintained its lead over the 13,100.44 points registered July 15 by +89.12 points when the bourse finished the day's trading at 13,189.56 points.
The trading value reached QR 628.314 Million with a volume of 14,459,863 share from 11,074 transactions.
The market capitalisation of QR 704.630 Billion today is a decrease by 1.16% compared to QR 712.786 Billion at close of trading on Tuesday.
Three companies registered hectic trading with volumes between one and two million shares. This prevented further dip in the all-share index today.
From the banking segment, Masraf Al Rayan, riding on a 10.1% increase in its first half profit of QR 904 Million, made a slight gain of 0.18% with a volume of 1,799,822 shares from 998 trades to close at QR 56.20 (+10 dirhams).
Real estate index was the only one in the green zone today, up 1.14 points (+0.04%) to close at 2,956.75 points.
Barwa, the only real estate company to gain today, traded a volume of 1,738,463 shares from 767 transactions to close at QR 44.90 up 0.22% (+10 dirhams).
Ezdan Holding share dropped a substantial -7.3% to lose QR 1.70 and close at QR 21.60. The losing scrip saw a volume of 3,610,711 shares from 1,822 transactions.
Vodafone Qatar, the third company to witness a million plus volume of 1,176,610 shares from 525 transactions, closed at QR 19.70, marginally up by 0.31%.
Eleven companies made marginal gains today, 27 declined and four remained unchanged.
Qatari individual investors today bought a volume of 8,003,615 shares of 41 companies worth QR 321.878 Million (51.23%) and sellers off loaded a volume of 7,315,559 shares of 41 companies worth QR 291.071 Million (46.33%).
Qatari institutional investors today bought a volume of 2,447,193 shares of 39 companies worth QR 127.934 Million (20.36%) and sellers off loaded a volume of 3,674,924 shares of 39 companies worth QR 174.418 Million (27.76%).