Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.66%

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Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.66%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Hotels & Tourism , Retail and Telecoms & IT sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share added 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Abdullah A. M. Al-Khodari Sons Co (SE: 1330 ), which rose 10.00% or 0.43 points to trade at 4.73 at the close. Food Products Co. (SE: 2100 ) added 4.60% or 0.66 points to end at 15.02 and The Mediterranean&Gulf Insurance Co (SE: 8030 ) was up 3.35% or 0.56 points to 17.28 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Saudi Ceramic Co. (SE: 2040 ), which lost 3.59% or 0.74 points to trade at 19.86 in late trade. Saudi Arabia Fertilizers Co. (SE: 2020 ) declined 3.14% or 2.50 points to end at 77.00 and Al-Ahlia Insurance Company (SE: 8140 ) shed 2.88% or 0.36 points to 12.14.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 113 to 64 and 10 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.27% or 0.16 to $58.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.25% or 0.17 to hit $67.72 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.21% or 15.85 to trade at $1293.45 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was down 0.25% to 4.2362, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7503.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 96.795.

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