Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the lost 0.73%.
The best performers of the session on the were Saudi Advanced Industries Co. (SE:), which rose 9.97% or 3.40 points to trade at 37.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Saudi Public Transport Co. (SE:) added 7.23% or 1.80 points to end at 26.70 and Al-Ahsa Development Co. (SE:) was up 7.03% or 1.42 points to 21.62 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Saudi vitrified clay pipes co. (SE:), which fell 3.54% or 3.80 points to trade at 103.40 at the close. Yanbu National Petrochemical Co (SE:) declined 3.43% or 2.40 points to end at 67.50 and National Gypsum Company (SE:) was down 3.29% or 1.05 points to 30.90.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 118 to 76 and 9 ended unchanged.
Shares in Saudi Advanced Industries Co. (SE:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 9.97% or 3.40 to 37.50. Shares in Saudi Public Transport Co. (SE:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 7.23% or 1.80 to 26.70. Shares in Al-Ahsa Development Co. (SE:) rose to 5-year highs; up 7.03% or 1.42 to 21.62.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.88% or 1.15 to $62.43 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.92% or 1.23 to hit $65.30 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.17% or 2.90 to trade at $1712.90 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.17% to 4.5170, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7515.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 91.132.
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