Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Sunday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the lost 1.26% to hit a new 1-month low.
The best performers of the session on the were Saudi Automotive Services Co. (SE:), which rose 3.93% or 0.64 points to trade at 16.92 at the close. Meanwhile, Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SE:) added 3.73% or 3.30 points to end at 91.80 and Lazurde for Jewelry Co (SE:) was up 3.00% or 0.50 points to 17.18 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Middle East Paper Co (SE:), which fell 6.95% or 1.06 points to trade at 14.20 at the close. Saudi Arabian Amiantit Co. (SE:) declined 5.41% or 0.32 points to end at 5.60 and Abdullah Al Othaim Markets Company (SE:) was down 4.94% or 4.20 points to 80.90.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 132 to 53 and 9 ended unchanged.
Shares in Middle East Paper Co (SE:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 6.95% or 1.06 to 14.20.
Crude oil for September delivery was up 2.37% or 1.28 to $55.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.27% or 0.77 to hit $61.27 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.45% or 20.80 to trade at $1453.20 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.24% to 4.1672, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7515.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 97.873.
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