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 0.84% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker (SE:), which rose 7.52% or 0.82 points to trade at 11.72 at the close. Meanwhile, Al Hokair Group (SE:) added 6.61% or 1.24 points to end at 20.00 and Eastern Province Cement Co. (SE:) was up 5.74% or 2.20 points to 40.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Taleem REIT Fund (SE:), which fell 3.20% or 0.44 points to trade at 13.32 at the close. Umm Al-Qura (SE:) declined 1.33% or 0.32 points to end at 23.68 and Nama Chemicals Co. (SE:) was down 0.99% or 0.25 points to 25.05.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 159 to 28 and 12 ended unchanged.
Shares in Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker (SE:) rose to 52-week highs; up 7.52% or 0.82 to 11.72. Shares in Al Hokair Group (SE:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 6.61% or 1.24 to 20.00. Shares in Eastern Province Cement Co. (SE:) rose to 3-years highs; up 5.74% or 2.20 to 40.50.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.32% or 0.19 to $58.85 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.09% or 0.06 to hit $64.92 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 4.55 to trade at $1555.55 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.04% to 4.1720, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7516.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 97.165.
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