Saudi Arabia stocks higher at close of trade; Tadawul All Share up 0.13%

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At the close in Saudi Arabia, the Tadawul All Share rose 0.13% to hit a new 1-month high.

The best performers of the session on the Tadawul All Share were Al Hokair Group (TADAWUL:1820), which rose 9.91% or 1.96 points to trade at 21.74 at the close. Meanwhile, Alinma Tokio Marine Co (TADAWUL:8312) added 8.96% or 1.14 points to end at 13.86 and Al Alamiya Cooperative Insurance (TADAWUL:8280) was up 5.83% or 0.70 points to 12.70 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Arabian Drilling Co (TADAWUL:2381), which fell 2.19% or 3.00 points to trade at 134.00 at the close. Al-Jouf Agriculture Development Co (TADAWUL:6070) declined 1.96% or 0.95 points to end at 47.50 and Zahrat Al Waha for Trading Co (TADAWUL:3007) was down 1.58% or 0.55 points to 34.20.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 139 to 99 and 22 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.17% or 0.14 to $80.27 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.02% or 0.02 to hit $86.15 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 8.20 to trade at $1,927.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was unchanged 0.00% to 4.08, while USD/SAR unchanged 0.00% to 3.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 101.72.

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