Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.65%

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Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.65%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Media & Publishing , Financial Services and Transport sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share added 0.65% to hit a new 1-month high.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SE: 4210 ), which rose 9.55% or 6.30 points to trade at 72.30 at the close. Saudi Printing & Packaging Company (SE: 4270 ) added 8.65% or 1.94 points to end at 24.38 and Tihama Advertising&Public Relations (SE: 4070 ) was up 7.64% or 3.50 points to 49.30 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fawaz Abdulaziz AlHokair Company (SE: 4240 ), which lost 2.14% or 0.90 points to trade at 41.10 in late trade. Dallah Healthcare Holding Company (SE: 4004 ) declined 1.85% or 2.00 points to end at 106.00 and Saudi Enaya Cooperative Insurance (SE: 8311 ) shed 1.79% or 0.36 points to 19.74.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 122 to 45 and 11 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.25% or 0.61 to $49.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.39% or 0.74 to hit $54.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.73 to trade at $1343.77 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was up 0.17% to 4.4745, while USD/SAR rose 0.02% to 3.7506.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 92.23.

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