Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.57%

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Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Retail , Agriculture & Food and Financial Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share gained 0.57% to hit a new 3-year high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Aldrees Petroleum & Transport Svcs (SE: 4200 ), which rose 4.98% or 1.50 points to trade at 31.60 at the close. National Medical Care Company (SE: 4005 ) added 4.23% or 2.10 points to end at 51.70 and Saudi Arabian Mining Company (SE: 1211 ) was up 3.76% or 2.10 points to 57.90 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ACE ARABIA COOPERATIVE INSURANCE (SE: 8240 ), which lost 3.55% or 1.00 points to trade at 27.20 in late trade. Allianz Saudi Fransi Cooperative Insurance Company (SE: 8040 ) declined 3.08% or 0.95 points to end at 29.85 and The National Co for Glass Industrie (SE: 2150 ) shed 2.79% or 0.54 points to 18.80.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 91 to 85 and 16 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.02% or 0.01 to $63.39 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.27% or 0.19 to hit $70.99 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.07% or 13.85 to trade at $1277.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was down 0.07% to 4.2374, while USD/SAR rose 0.00% to 3.7502.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 96.593.

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