Investing.com – United Arab Emirates equities were mixed at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Finance & Investment , Consumer Staples and Services sectors propelled shares higher while losses in the Real Estate & Construction , Transport and Telecoms sectors led shares lower.
The biggest gainers of the session on the DFM General were Takaful Emarat PSC (DU: TKFE ), which rose 4.71% or 0.080 points to trade at 1.780 at the close. Deyaar Development PJSC (DU: DEYR ) added 2.07% or 0.009 points to end at 0.444 and Damac Properties Dubai Co PSC (DU: DAMAC ) was up 1.49% or 0.030 points to 2.050 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Arabtec Holding PJSC (DU: ARTC ), which lost 3.59% or 0.070 points to trade at 1.880 in late trade. Dubai Islamic Insurance Co. (DU: AMAN ) declined 3.25% or 0.020 points to end at 0.595 and AJMAN BANK PJSC (DU: AJBNK ) shed 3.00% or 0.030 points to 0.970.
The top performers on the ADX General were Sharjah Cement AD (AD: SCID ) which rose 2.04% to 1.000, International Holding Company PJSC (AD: IHC ) which was up 1.69% to settle at 1.20 and Waha Capital (AD: WAHA ) which gained 1.61% to close at 1.890.
The worst performers were Rak Cement Co (AD: RKCC ) which was down 5.14% to 0.683 in late trade, Abu Dhabi National for Building Materials Co PJSC (AD: BILD ) which lost 2.08% to settle at 0.470 and Rak Properties (AD: RPRO ) which was down 1.78% to 0.607 at the close.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 21 to 14 and 4 ended unchanged; on the Abu Dhabi, 13 fell and 8 advanced, while 6 ended unchanged on the Dubai Stock Exchange.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.10% or 0.08 to $76.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.17% or 0.15 to hit $86.14 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.30 to trade at $1202.60 a troy ounce.
USD/AED was unchanged 0.00% to 3.6730, while EUR/AED rose 0.20% to 4.2234.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 95.54.
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