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 declined 0.02%.
The best performers of the session on the were Saudi Company for Hardware (SE:), which rose 4.06% or 2.70 points to trade at 69.20 at the close. Meanwhile, Tabuk Agriculture Development Co (SE:) added 3.80% or 1.15 points to end at 31.45 and National Petrochemical Company (SE:) was up 3.63% or 1.65 points to 47.05 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Saudi Cement Company (SE:), which fell 3.58% or 2.40 points to trade at 64.60 at the close. Saudi Arabian Cooperative Insurance (SE:) declined 3.39% or 0.78 points to end at 22.22 and Amana Cooperative Insurance Co (SE:) was down 2.40% or 0.90 points to 36.65.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 121 to 69 and 15 ended unchanged.
Shares in Saudi Company for Hardware (SE:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 4.06% or 2.70 to 69.20. Shares in National Petrochemical Company (SE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 3.63% or 1.65 to 47.05.
Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.14% or 0.68 to $59.09 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.84% or 0.53 to hit $62.63 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.94% or 16.35 to trade at $1757.95 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.27% to 4.4637, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7504.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.36% at 92.142.
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