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 rose 1.39% to hit a new 3-months high.
The best performers of the session on the were Arabia Insurance Cooperative Co (SE:), which rose 9.93% or 1.50 points to trade at 16.60 at the close. Meanwhile, Salama Cooperative Insurance Co (SE:) added 9.93% or 1.08 points to end at 11.96 and Food Products Co. (SE:) was up 9.88% or 1.16 points to 12.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Saudi Ceramic Co. (SE:), which fell 3.24% or 1.20 points to trade at 35.80 at the close. National Metal Manufacturing Co. (SE:) declined 2.43% or 0.38 points to end at 15.28 and Anaam International Holding Group (SE:) was down 2.23% or 0.28 points to 12.26.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 162 to 31 and 6 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.26% or 0.16 to $60.28 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.12% or 0.08 to hit $66.06 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.38% or 5.65 to trade at $1486.55 a troy ounce.
EUR/SAR was up 0.06% to 4.1578, while USD/SAR rose 0.01% to 3.7515.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.325.
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