Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the added 0.30%.
The best performers of the session on the were Saudi Enaya Cooperative Insurance (SE:), which rose 5.70% or 0.76 points to trade at 14.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Gulf Union Cooperative Insurance (SE:) added 5.46% or 0.78 points to end at 15.06 and Saudi Cable Company (SE:) was up 4.68% or 1.90 points to 42.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Arabian Cement Co (SE:), which fell 4.08% or 1.06 points to trade at 24.94 at the close. Southern Province Cement Co. (SE:) declined 2.84% or 1.30 points to end at 44.50 and Alawwal Bank (SE:) was down 1.86% or 0.34 points to 17.92.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 106 to 67 and 17 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.52% or 0.33 to $63.41 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.43% or 0.30 to hit $70.64 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.89% or 11.55 to trade at $1307.15 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.44% to 4.2253, while USD/SAR fell 0.00% to 3.7504.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.37% at 96.643.
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