Aldar, Dubai Islamic, Emaar, National Bank of Oman: Gulf Equity Preview

The following stocks may rise or fall in Gulf Arab markets. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last close.

The QE Index climbed 1.3 percent, Dubai’s DFM General Index gained 0.2 percent while Abu Dhabi’s ADX General Index slipped 0.4 percent. Saudi Arabia’s Tadawul All Share Index gained 1.9 percent, the biggest rise since Sept. 4.

Aldar Properties PJSC (ALDAR UH): Abu Dhabi’s largest developer will need 9.8 billion dirhams ($2.7 billion) by 2011 to “survive” as the United Arab Emirates’ real-estate market recovers, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said. The shares lost 4.2 percent to 2.3 dirhams.

Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC (DIB UH): The biggest Shariah- compliant lender in the United Arab Emirates said third-quarter net profit was 270 million dirhams compared with 301 million dirhams in the second quarter. The shares rose 0.4 percent to 2.37 dirhams.

Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAAR UH): The builder of the world’s tallest skyscraper plans to generate 50 percent of its income outside its home market in the next few years, Chairman Mohamed Alabbar said Nov. 4.

Separately, the builder is Bank of America’s preferred real estate stock in the U.A.E. for its “stronger fundamentals, more attractive valuation and absence of funding issues,” the bank said in a note. The shares advanced 0.3 percent to 3.74 dirhams.

National Bank of Oman (NBOB OM): The sultanate’s second- biggest bank by assets was cut to “hold” from “buy” and assigned a 0.4 rial price estimate at Bank Muscat. The shares were unchanged at 0.36 rial.

Kuwait Real Estate Co. (KRE KK): The Kuwait-based property company posted a 60 percent increase in third-quarter profit to 1.6 million dinars ($5.7 million). The shares retreated 1.5 percent to 65 fils.

Sorouh Real Estate Co. (SOROUH UH): Abu Dhabi’s second- biggest developer by market value needs funding to deliver properties on time, Bank of America said in a report. The shares slipped 0.6 percent to 1.70 dirhams.

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