Qatar Stock index gains 453.08 points in April

GMT 02:35 2015 Friday ,01 May

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Qatar Stock Exchange
Doha - QNA

Qatar Stock Exchange index gained 453.08 points (+3.87%), during April compared to March when it closed at 12,164.48 points.

The traded value of QR 8.362 Billion registered in April is an increase by 2.78% compared to QR 8.136 Billion in during March.

The traded volume of 199,896,901 shares is an increase by 16.72% compared to 171,264,743 shares in March.

The 108,714 transactions in April are an increase by 0.75% compared to 107,902 transactions registered in March.

Industries topped the traded value in April with 28.73% of the total traded value. Followed by banks and financial services which accounted for 26.14%; real estate (22.84%), consumer goods and services (9.27%), telecoms (7.56%), transport (3.83%), and insurance (1.63%).

The market capitalization of QR 653.76 Billion in April is an increase by 3.21% compared to QR 633.45 Billion at the end of March.

Real estate topped the traded volume in April with 33.93% of the total traded volume. Banks and financial services came next with 20.62% followed by industries (15.58%), telecoms (13.82%), consumer goods and services (11.28%), transport (3.56%), and insurance (1.21%).

April saw 22 trading days same as in March.

From the 43 listed companies, 32 companies ended April higher, while 11 fell.
Gulf International Services topped the value of shares traded during April with 15.33% of the total value. Barwa Real Estate came next with 13.25%, Industries Qatar 6.73% and Qatar National Bank 6.60%.

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