The Qatar stock exchange (QSE) ended Tuesday’s trading session on a negative performance, dragged down by the drop of five sectors, amid high liquidity.
The general index fell 100.38 points, or 0.96 %, to finish the mid-week session at 10,314.62 points.
The bourse’s liquidity increased to QAR 228.4 million on Tuesday from QAR 217.2 million on Monday, while the trading volume levelled up to 5.6 million shares against 4.4 million in the previous session.
The industrial sector topped the QSE’s decliners falling 1.14% due to Qatar National Cement’s 3.33% drop, while the banking sector plunged 0.97% as Masraf Al Rayan went down 2.45%.
Meanwhile, the insurance sector was the bourse’s only gainer adding 0.41% after Qatar General Insurance and Qatar Insurance rose 0.96% and 0.28%, respectively.
By the end of the session, Qatar Fuel’s (Woqod) stock, which inched up 0.05%, led the QSE in terms of liquidity with QAR 66.3 million, while Qatar Gas Transport’s (Nakilat) stock, which stood at QAR 17.98, spearheaded the market in terms of trading volume with 1.2 million shares.