Saudi Arabia shares lower at close of trade; Tadawul All Share down 0.16%

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Saudi Arabia shares lower at close of trade; Tadawul All Share down 0.16%
Credit: © Reuters. – Saudi Arabia equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Media & Publishing , Telecoms & IT and Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share fell 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Saudi Indian Company Insurance (SE: 8110 ), which rose 9.96% or 1.25 points to trade at 13.80 at the close. Amana Cooperative Insurance Co (SE: 8310 ) added 8.72% or 0.65 points to end at 8.10 and Abdullah A. M. Al-Khodari Sons Co (SE: 1330 ) was up 8.56% or 0.95 points to 12.05 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Saudi Arabian Amiantit Co. (SE: 2160 ), which lost 7.03% or 0.65 points to trade at 8.60 in late trade. The Saudi Investment Bank (SE: 1030 ) declined 4.89% or 0.73 points to end at 14.20 and AXA Cooperative Insurance Company (SE: 8250 ) shed 4.04% or 0.65 points to 15.45.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 80 to 70 and 18 ended unchanged on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.03% or 0.01 to $35.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.11% or 0.04 to hit $37.73 a barrel, while the June Gold contract rose 1.24% or 15.10 to trade at $1234.40 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was down 0.17% to 4.2639, while USD/SAR fell 0.01% to 3.7500.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.15% at 94.73.

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