© Reuters. Saudi Arabia stocks lower at close of trade; Tadawul All Share down 0.05%

Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Saudi Arabia, the declined 0.05%.

The best performers of the session on the were Al Yamamah Steel Industries Co (SE:), which rose 9.93% or 1.46 points to trade at 16.16 at the close. Meanwhile, Emaar The Economic City (SE:) added 5.23% or 0.51 points to end at 10.26 and National Gas & Industrialization Co (SE:) was up 3.37% or 1.00 points to 30.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were National Medical Care Company (SE:), which fell 3.29% or 1.60 points to trade at 47.00 at the close. Almarai Company (SE:) declined 2.00% or 1.10 points to end at 53.80 and Yanbu Cement Co. (SE:) was down 1.90% or 0.55 points to 28.40.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 89 to 72 and 26 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.35% or 0.20 to $56.79 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.17% or 0.11 to hit $65.78 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1288.10 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was down 0.05% to 4.2493, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7503.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 96.697.

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2019-03-05