Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Media&Publishing, Telecoms&IT and Industrial Investment sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.44%.
The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Saudi Industrial Export Co (SE:4140), which rose 6.32% or 5.50 points to trade at 92.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Mobile Telecommunications Company (SE:7030) added 5.53% or 0.43 points to end at 8.20 and Wataniya Insurance Company (SE:8300) was up 5.29% or 1.24 points to 24.70 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Amana Cooperative Insurance Co (SE:8310), which fell 9.94% or 2.53 points to trade at 22.92 at the close. Saudi Paper Manufacturing Co. (SE:2300) declined 3.91% or 0.54 points to end at 13.28 and Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (SE:8150) was down 2.91% or 0.56 points to 18.70.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 116 to 57 and 10 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 1.80% or 0.82 to $44.77 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 1.02% or 0.55 to hit $53.55 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.63% or 7.95 to trade at $1266.05 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.36% to 4.2804, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7518.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 96.192.