Qatar Exchange Index Rises by 776.14 Points in January
Qatar Exchange index gained 776.14 points (7.48%) in the month of January 2014 compared to December 2013, when the bourse closed at 11,155.73 points on the last trading day.
The trading value increased by 49.07% when it reached QR 10,942,188,568.67 in January compared to QR 7,340,489,509.68 during December 2013. The trading volume of 224,908,874 shares is an increase by 0.08% compared to 224,738,880 shares in December while the 114,651 transactions is an increase by 10.16% compared to 104,081 transactions registered in December 2013. Banks and Financial Services led the traded value in January 2014, accounting for 39.04% of the total traded value. Industries accounted for 25.48%. Real Estate accounted for 12.29%. Consumer Goods and Services accounted for 8.36%. Telecoms accounted for 5.06%. Transport accounted for 4.93% and insurance accounted for 4.83%. The market capitalization of QR 589,352,114,737.85 is an increase by 6.07% at the end of January compared to QR 555,606,339,793.27 at the end of December. Banks and financial services topped the traded volume in January with 29.99% of the total traded volume. Real Estate accounted for 26.12%. Industries accounted for 14.41%. Telecoms accounted for 10.33%. Transport accounted for 7.50%. Consumer Goods and Services accounted for 4.23%. Qatar National Bank, whose share price closed at QR 184.50 in January compared to QR 172 in December 2013, accounted for 12.86% of the total value of traded shares in January. Industries Qatar came next with 10.62%, Barwa Real Estate accounted for 7.20%, Qatari Investors Group accounted for 6.99% and Masraf Al Rayan accounted for 5.69%. There was 21 days of trading activity in January the same as in December 2013. From the 42 listed companies, 34 ended the month January 2014 higher, while seven fell and one remained unchanged.
Source: Qatar News Agency