Muscat: The MSM30 Index remains unchanged and closed at 5819.79 points. Bank Nizwa was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. A'Saffa Foods was the top gainer for the day and closed up by 3.28 per cent while Oman Ceramics was the top loser for the day and closed down by two per cent.
A total number of 644 trades were executed in yesterday's trading session generating turnover of OMR1.95 million with over 9.56 million shares traded. Out of 42 traded stocks, 15 advanced, 11 declined and 16 remained unchanged. Foreign investors were net buyers for OMR191,000 followed by GCC and Arab investors for OMR191,000 while Omani investors were net sellers for OMR301,000 worth of shares.
Financial Sector Index closed at 6815.19 points, marginally down by 0.05 per cent. Taageer Finance, Transgulf Industries, Global Financial Investment, National Bank of Oman and Bank Muscat increased by 1.24 per cent, 1.12 per cent, 0.99 per cent, 0.67 per cent and 0.50 per cent, respectively. Al Anwar Holding, Bank Sohar and ahlibank declined by 1.37 per cent, 1.12 per cent and 0.54 per cent, respectively.
The Industrial Sector Index was up by 0.39 per cent and closed at 7640.73 points. A'Saffa Foods, National Aluminium Products, Al Anwar Ceramic, Al Hassan Engineering and Galfar Engineering increased by 3.28 per cent, 1.03 per cent, 1.01 per cent, 0.62 per cent and 0.54 per cent, respectively.
Services Sector Index closed at 2951.58 points, marginally up by 0.04 per cent.
Al Maha Marketing, Port Services and Oman Telecommunications Company increased by 1.45 per cent, 0.37 per cent and 0.21 per cent, respectively. Renaissance Services, Al Jazeira Services, OIFC and Shell Oman Marketing fell by 0.61 per cent, 0.52 per cent, 0.44 per cent and 0.42 per cent, respectively.
Emaar Properties up
Emaar Properties rose to the highest in more than three years after the developer of the world's tallest skyscraper said units made available at a new Dubai residential development sold out in one day.
Shares of the company with the heaviest weighting on Dubai's index advanced 3.6 per cent to 4.64 dirhams, the strongest level since October 2009, at the close in the emirate. Emaar boosted Dubai's benchmark DFM General Index 1.5 per cent to 1,819.01, the strongest level since April, 2010. The stock is the fourth-best performer on the DFM General Index this month, gaining 24 per cent.