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MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - 29/04/2008

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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The price index at Kuwait Stock Exchange jumped a good 151.4 points by end of trade Tuesday, registering 14,637.8 points, while the weighted index also put on a good 10.46 points.
The session saw 8,482 trades at KD 150,982,960 with 349,433,500 shares changing hands.

Five out of eight sector indices were also green for the day with biggest up of 191 points in the industry index, with investment on its heel with a gain of 188.8 points and real estate third with an up of 165 points.
Real Estate Asset Management Company share was in the lead for the day at a gain of 13.5 percent while worst hit was share of Contracting Marine Services Company at a down of 7.9 percent.

In terms of volume, top share was that of National Ranges Company, with 65.
3 million shares traded.

Trading in the volume top five companies came to 35.6 percent of the day's overall volume. The five shares were those of National Ranges Company, Ekttitab Holding Company, Injazzat Real Estate Company, Pearl Of Kuwait Real Estate Company, and Al-Safwa Group for a combined 124.2 million shares changing hands till end of session.

The index had ended Monday trading on an up of 21.9 points to register 14, 486.4 points, while the weighted index closed at 761.53 points, an up of 6.53 points.

 






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