Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the gained 0.94% to hit a new 5-year high.
The best performers of the session on the were Arab Sea Information Systems Co SJSC (SE:), which rose 9.98% or 10.20 points to trade at 112.40 at the close. Meanwhile, Alkhaleej Training & Education Co (SE:) added 8.84% or 2.60 points to end at 32.00 and National Gypsum Company (SE:) was up 7.63% or 3.50 points to 49.40 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Astra Industrial Group (SE:), which fell 3.53% or 1.70 points to trade at 46.50 at the close. Saudi Chemical Company (SE:) declined 2.84% or 1.20 points to end at 41.00 and Arabian Shield Coop Insurance Co (SE:) was down 2.69% or 0.70 points to 25.30.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 118 to 69 and 16 ended unchanged.
Shares in Alkhaleej Training & Education Co (SE:) rose to 5-year highs; up 8.84% or 2.60 to 32.00. Shares in National Gypsum Company (SE:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 7.63% or 3.50 to 49.40.
Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.74% or 0.52 to $70.81 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.10% or 0.07 to hit $72.59 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.90% or 17.15 to trade at $1879.25 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.48% to 4.5414, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7504.
The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 90.527.
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