Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the added 0.50%.
The best performers of the session on the were National Company for Learning and Education SJSC (SE:), which rose 8.81% or 2.60 points to trade at 32.10 at the close. Meanwhile, Ash-Sharqiyah Development Company (SE:) added 6.56% or 5.20 points to end at 84.50 and Jabal Omar Development Company (SE:) was up 5.75% or 1.55 points to 28.50 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Banque Saudi Fransi (SE:), which fell 3.17% or 1.15 points to trade at 35.15 at the close. Saudi Cement Company (SE:) declined 2.50% or 1.60 points to end at 62.40 and Tabuk Agriculture Development Co (SE:) was down 2.45% or 0.24 points to 9.56.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 124 to 60 and 15 ended unchanged.
Shares in National Company for Learning and Education SJSC (SE:) rose to all time highs; gaining 8.81% or 2.60 to 32.10. Shares in Ash-Sharqiyah Development Company (SE:) rose to 3-years highs; gaining 6.56% or 5.20 to 84.50.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.12% or 0.60 to $54.09 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.63% or 0.37 to hit $59.49 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.42% or 6.85 to trade at $1618.65 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.09% to 4.0556, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7508.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 99.632.
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