direct: The general index of the Muscat market ended trading on Sunday, the first session of the week, down 0.34 percent, to close at 3472.04 points, losing 11.94 points, compared to its levels in last Thursday’s session.
The general index was affected by the decline in the services and financial sectors, and the services index fell 1.08 percent; with Shell Oman shares advancing today by 20 percent through 3 deals, and the United Energy declined 9.61 percent.
The financial sector index fell 0.25 percent; the downward HSBC bank pressure was 3.19 percent, and Sohar International fell 1.23 percent.
The financial sector ignored Dhofar Insurance’s lead for gainers today, up 10 percent, with one share deal.
On the other hand, the industrial sector index rose 0.65 percent, with Omani mills up 9.89 percent, and Hassan Engineering rose 6.25 percent.
The volume of trades rose today to 11.51 million shares, compared to 4.99 million in the previous session, while the value of trades declined to 1.03 million riyals, compared to 1.14 million riyals at last Thursday’s session.
Bank Nizwa shares were the most active and valuable shares today, trading 9.2 million shares, with a value of about 755.35 thousand riyals.