Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the added 0.11% to hit a new 1-month high.
The best performers of the session on the were Middle East Healthcare Co CJSC (SE:), which rose 3.05% or 0.80 points to trade at 27.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Al Baha Investment and Development Company SJSC (SE:) added 2.76% or 0.42 points to end at 15.62 and Saudi Arabia Refineries Co. (SE:) was up 2.60% or 1.10 points to 43.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Al Kathiri Holding Co (SE:), which fell 6.94% or 9.80 points to trade at 131.40 at the close. Al Aseel Co Ltd (SE:) declined 5.05% or 2.30 points to end at 43.25 and National Agriculture Marketing Co. (SE:) was down 2.58% or 0.46 points to 17.36.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 119 to 65 and 14 ended unchanged.
Shares in National Agriculture Marketing Co. (SE:) fell to 5-year lows; falling 2.58% or 0.46 to 17.36.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.26% or 0.72 to $57.73 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.91% or 0.57 to hit $62.97 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 4.95 to trade at $1469.25 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.02% to 4.1529, while USD/SAR rose 0.00% to 3.7502.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 97.765.
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