Investing.com – Saudi Arabia stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Saudi Arabia, the fell 0.42%.
The best performers of the session on the were Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker (SE:), which rose 6.01% or 0.72 points to trade at 12.70 at the close. Meanwhile, Tourism Enterprise Co. (SE:) added 4.74% or 1.04 points to end at 23.00 and Etihad Etisalat Co (SE:) was up 4.64% or 1.02 points to 23.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were National Company for Learning and Education SJSC (SE:), which fell 5.65% or 2.05 points to trade at 34.25 at the close. Samba Financial Group (SE:) declined 4.10% or 1.10 points to end at 25.75 and The Saudi British Bank (SE:) was down 4.03% or 1.10 points to 26.20.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 100 to 82 and 16 ended unchanged.
Shares in The Saudi British Bank (SE:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 4.03% or 1.10 to 26.20.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.93% or 0.91 to $48.09 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.35% or 0.70 to hit $52.56 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 2.25 to trade at $1642.15 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was down 0.53% to 4.1687, while USD/SAR rose 0.03% to 3.7527.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 97.460.
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