Muscat bourse edges down on selling pressure

Business Monday 05/February/2018 17:09 PM
By: Times News Service
Muscat bourse edges down on selling pressure

Muscat: The MSM30 Index declined by 0.12 per cent to close at 5,051.37 points. The MSM Sharia Index ended at 714.60 points, down by 0.21 per cent. Al Anwar Holding was the most active in terms of volume as well as turnover. The top gainer was Oman Education & Training, up by 9.87 per cent, while the top loser was Renaissance Services with a loss of 4.52 per cent.
A total of 807 trades were executed on Wednesday, generating a turnover of OMR4.25 million with 22.21 million shares changing hands. Out of 46 traded securities, 14 advanced, 17 declined and 15 remained unchanged. GCC and Arab investors were net buyers for OMR457,000 while foreign investors were net sellers for OMR230,000 followed by Omani investors for OMR227,000 worth of shares.
Financial Index closed at 7,572.46 points, up by 0.13 per cent. Al Ahlia Insurance, Al Madina Investments, Vision Insurance, Al Batinah Development and Bank Sohar increased by 2.87 per cent, 1.69 per cent, 1.29 per cent, 1.11 per cent and 0.63 per cent, respectively. Oman & Emirates Holding, Al Sharqia Investments, Al Izz Bank, Gulf Investment Services and Al Madina Takaful declined by 2.75 per cent, 1.63 per cent, 1.27 per cent, 1.08 per cent and 1.02 per cent, respectively.
Industrial Index gained 0.16 per cent to close at 6,853.62 points. National Aluminium, Al Maha Ceramics, Oman Flour Mills and Al Jazeera Steel gained 6.99 per cent, 1.03 per cent, 0.95 per cent and 0.65 per cent, respectively. Al Anwar Ceramics, Oman Fisheries and Oman Cement declined by 0.72 per cent, 0.70 per cent and 0.51 per cent, respectively.
Services Index had sharp loss of 0.76 per cent to end at 2,618.90 points. Oman Education & Training, Phoenix Power and Al Suwadi Power increased by 9.87 per cent, 0.78 per cent and 0.72 per cent, respectively. Renaissance Services, Al Jazeera Services, National Gas, OIFC and Omantel declined by 4.52 per cent, 1.76 per cent, 1.68 per cent, 1.49 per cent and 1.33 per cent, respectively.