Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.68%

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Saudi Arabia shares higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.68%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Transport , Building & Construction and Hotels & Tourism sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were BURUJ COOPERATIVE INSURANCE CO (SE: 8270 ), which rose 9.28% or 2.70 points to trade at 31.80 at the close. National Agriculture Development Co (SE: 6010 ) added 9.24% or 2.25 points to end at 26.60 and Saudi Marke (SE: 4006 ) was up 5.26% or 1.50 points to 30.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included United Electronics Company (SE: 4003 ), which lost 3.58% or 1.30 points to trade at 35.00 in late trade. Middle East Healthcare Co (SE: 4009 ) declined 3.36% or 2.50 points to end at 72.00 and Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication (SE: 7040 ) shed 2.47% or 0.100 points to 3.950.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 148 to 20 and 10 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.35% or 0.17 to $47.87 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.30% or 0.15 to hit $50.49 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 2.45 to trade at $1252.15 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was down 0.11% to 4.0445, while USD/SAR rose 0.00% to 3.7501.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 99.51.

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