Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.27%

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Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.27%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Industrial Investment , Building & Construction and Real Estate Development sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 0.27%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Astra Industrial Group (SE: 1212 ), which rose 5.94% or 1.01 points to trade at 18.02 at the close. Electrical Industries Co (SE: 1303 ) added 3.12% or 0.69 points to end at 22.80 and Al Alamiya Cooperative Insurance (SE: 8280 ) was up 3.03% or 0.79 points to 26.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Al Baha Investment and Development Company SJSC (SE: 4130 ), which lost 5.67% or 1.22 points to trade at 20.30 in late trade. The Saudi British Bank (SE: 1060 ) declined 2.61% or 0.78 points to end at 29.10 and BANK ALBILAD (SE: 1140 ) shed 2.44% or 0.56 points to 22.40.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 92 to 92 and 2 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.19% or 0.13 to $66.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.31% or 0.22 to hit $71.84 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.95% or 12.90 to trade at $1347.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was down 0.42% to 4.6186, while USD/SAR fell 0.02% to 3.7494.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.39% at 89.57.

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