Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the declined 0.31%.
The best performers of the session on the were Saudi Arabia Refineries Co. (SE:), which rose 9.94% or 4.35 points to trade at 48.10 at the close. Meanwhile, United Electronics Company (SE:) added 4.10% or 2.40 points to end at 61.00 and Saudi Ground Services Co (SE:) was up 4.05% or 1.45 points to 37.25 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Amana Cooperative Insurance Co (SE:), which fell 2.98% or 0.66 points to trade at 21.50 at the close. National Com Bnk (SE:) declined 2.27% or 1.10 points to end at 47.35 and Arabian Pipes Company (SE:) was down 2.26% or 0.28 points to 12.10.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 97 to 66 and 20 ended unchanged.
Shares in Saudi Arabia Refineries Co. (SE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 9.94% or 4.35 to 48.10.
Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.48% or 0.34 to $70.72 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.05% or 0.77 to hit $74.17 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 2.20 to trade at $1246.60 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.03% to 4.3799, while USD/SAR rose 0.00% to 3.7504.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 94.51.
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