Muscat: The MSX index closed at 4,033.77 points, down 0.17 per cent from the previous close. The Sharia Index ended up 0.15 per cent at 570.22 points.
Galfar Engineering, up 8.22 per cent, was the top gainer while Ahli Bank, down 4.35 per cent, was the top loser. Shares of Al Anwar Investment were the most active in terms of the number of shares traded while Bank Muscat was most active in terms of turnover.
A total number of 1,072 trades were executed during the day's trading session, generating a turnover of OMR3.5 million, with more than 22 million shares changing hands. Out of 61 traded stocks, 21 advanced, 15 declined and 25 remained unchanged. At the session close, GCC & Arab investors were net sellers for OMR117,000 while foreign investors were net buyers for OMR69,000 followed by local investors for OMR48,000 worth of shares.
Financial Index closed at 6,385.07 points, down 0.13 per cent. Oman & Emirates Holding, HSBC Bank Oman, National Finance, Muscat Finance and Bank Dhofar were up 6.56 per cent, 3.81 per cent, 1.82 per cent, 1.75 per cent and 1.67 per cent respectively. Ahli Bank, Al Anwar Investment, Al Omaniya Financial Services, Sohar International Bank and National Life Insurance were down 4.35 per cent, 3.81 per cent, 2.31 per cent, 2.04 per cent and 1.96 per cent respectively.
Industrial Index closed at 5,750.27 points, up 0.82 per cent. Galfar Engineering, Al Maha Ceramic, Jazeera Steel Product, National Aluminium Product and Oman Flour Mills were up 8.22 per cent, 2.87 per cent, 2.03 per cent, 1.46 per cent and 0.57 per cent respectively. Gulf International Chemical, Dhofar Cattle Feed and Raysut Cement were down 1.41 per cent, 1.08 per cent and 0.34 per cent respectively.
Services Index was down by 0.49 per cent closing at 1,692.71 points. Oman Oil Marketing, Al Batinah Power, Shell Oman Marketing, Al Suwadi Power and Oman National Engineering were up 5.13 per cent, 3.85 per cent, 1.92 per cent, 1.85 per cent and 1.09 per cent respectively. Phoenix Power, Oman Telecommunication, Renaissance Service, Al Jazeera Service and Al Maha Marketing were down 2.04 per cent, 2.00 per cent, 1.87 per cent, 1.82 per cent and 1.68 per cent respectively.