Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Hotels&Tourism, Retail and Insurance sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.24%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Etihad Etisalat Co (SE:7020), which rose 4.42% or 0.84 points to trade at 19.86 at the close. Meanwhile, Al-Rajhi Cooperative Insurance (SE:8230) added 3.60% or 2.60 points to end at 74.80 and Saudi Company for Hardware (SE:4008) was up 3.42% or 2.30 points to 69.60 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Amana Cooperative Insurance Co (SE:8310), which fell 5.41% or 0.80 points to trade at 14.00 at the close. Abdullah A. M. Al-Khodari Sons Co (SE:1330) declined 4.20% or 0.19 points to end at 4.33 and AlJazira Mawten REIT (SE:4331) was down 2.65% or 0.36 points to 13.22.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 99 to 80 and 13 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.18% or 0.10 to $56.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.35% or 0.23 to hit $66.35 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 5.85 to trade at $1327.05 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.43% to 4.2816, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7504.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 95.748.