Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Agriculture&Food, Telecoms&IT and Petrochemicals sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 0.11%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were AlAhli Fund of REITs (SE:4338), which rose 3.81% or 0.29 points to trade at 7.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (SE:8150) added 3.14% or 0.70 points to end at 23.00 and Saudi Fisheries Co. (SE:6050) was up 2.90% or 1.90 points to 67.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Abdullah A. M. Al-Khodari Sons Co (SE:1330), which fell 9.98% or 0.63 points to trade at 5.68 at the close. Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co. (SE:2300) declined 2.64% or 0.34 points to end at 12.54 and United Cooperative Assurance Co (SE:8190) was down 2.60% or 0.32 points to 11.98.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 102 to 73 and 14 ended unchanged.
Shares in Abdullah A. M. Al-Khodari Sons Co (SE:1330) fell to all time lows; down 9.98% or 0.63 to 5.68.
Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.91% or 0.49 to $54.39 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 1.34% or 0.85 to hit $64.46 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.57% or 7.50 to trade at $1307.60 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.08% to 4.2259, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7504.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 97.047.