Moreover, the stock market have performed positively during few sessions last week, as the return of the low-priced stocks activity, that were declined at the beginning of the week, supported the Price Index, after it turned to be good and attractive speculative opportunities to traders; while the random purchasing operations that were executed on some large-cap and blue-chip stocks positively affected the stock market indices performance during some sessions, however was not enough to push the indices to close in the green zone on the weekly level.
For the annual performance, the price index ended last week recording 2.49% annual gain compared to its closing in 2013, while the weighted index increased by 2.72%, and the KSX-15 recorded 2.70% growth. Sectors' Indices Nine of KSE's sectors ended last week in the red zone, while two recorded increases and one remained as it is. The Insurance sector headed the losers list as its index declined by 3.51% to end the week's activity at 1,157.34 points.
On the other hand, last week's highest gainer was the Consumer Goods sector, achieving 1.95% growth rate as its index closed at 1,288.83 points. Whereas, in the second place, the Telecommunication sector's index closed at 868.62 points recording 1.48% increase. The Health Care Sector remained without change as its index closed at 1,119.49 points. Sectors' Activity The Financial Services sector dominated total trade volume during last week with 504.77 million shares changing hands, representing 41.87% of the total market trading volume.
On the other hand, the Financial Services sector's stocks were the highest traded in terms of value; with a turnover of KD 40.19 million or 27.88% of last week's total market trading value. The Banks sector took the second place as the sector's last week turnover was KD 38.02 million represented 26.37% of the total market trading value.
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