Most major stocks markets in the Gulf rose in early trade on Monday, largely on the back of their financials, while Qatar's index was hurt by first-half losses posted by Qatar Insurance Company.
Saudi Arabia's benchmark index edged up 0.1%, helped by a 0.7% rise in Dr Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Services, while National Commercial Bank was up 0.4%, despite recording a lower second-quarter profit.
But Banque Saudi Fransi declined 1% as the lender reported a fall in second-quarter net-profit.
The Qatari index lost 0.2%, driven down by a 4.3% slide in Qatar Insurance.
The insurer posted a net loss of 207.8 million riyals ($57.08 million) in the first-half, compared to a profit of 409.9 million riyals year ago.
Dubai's main share index rose 0.4%, with the country's largest sharia-compliant lender Dubai Islamic Bank gaining 1.1% and Emirates NBD Bank was up 0.8%.
In Abu Dhabi, the index added 0.2%, helped by a 0.7% gain in the United Arab Emirates' largest lender First Abu Dhabi Bank.
Dana Gas, however, retreated 1.4%. On Sunday, the energy firm said it had appointed a financial adviser in relation to its dollar-denominated Islamic bonds, which the company has already restructured twice.
($1 = 3.6405 Qatar riyals)
(Reporting by Ateeq Shariff in Bengaluru, Editing by William Maclean) ((AteeqUr.Shariff@thomsonreuters.com; +918061822788;))