Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA) retreated for a second day, falling 1.3 percent to 1.52 dirhams. The state-controlled oil and gas producer bought the energy business of Netherlands-based Royal DSM NV for an enterprise value of 285 million euros ($404 million).
Al Jazeera Steel Products (ATMI OM) lost the most in three weeks, falling 6.1 percent to 0.340 rial. The Omani company that manufactures galvanized pipes posted a first-half loss of 2.1 million rials ($5.5 million) versus a profit of 6.3 million rials in the year-earlier period.
Bank of Sharjah PJSC (BOS UH) gained for a second time this week, rising 2.5 percent to 1.67 dirhams. The commercial lender in the U.A.E. reported second-quarter profit of 149 million dirhams ($40.6 million).
National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD UH) advanced 5.8 percent to 12.75 dirhams, the highest since Nov. 5. The U.A.E.’s second-biggest bank by assets reported second-quarter profit that declined less than analysts estimated after booking higher income from lending. Separately, the bank said it plans to buy back 10 percent of its shares.
National Marine Dredging Co. (NMDC) rose for a third day, adding 3.4 percent to 6.77 dirhams. The U.A.E.-based company that deepens waterways said second-quarter profit rose 57 percent.
Qatar Telecom QSC (QTEL QD) climbed to its highest in almost nine months, up 3.1 percent to 148.2 riyals. The emirate’s primary telecom company which provides phone services from North Africa to Asia said it has no plan to “de-list or re-list” its unit PT Indosat, Indonesia’s second-largest phone company.
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