– 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 0.15% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the were Saudi Industrial Development Co. (TADAWUL:), which rose 9.95% or 0.87 points to trade at 9.61 at the close. Meanwhile, Wafrah for Industry and Development Company SJSC (TADAWUL:) added 9.90% or 4.50 points to end at 49.95 and Al Baha Investment and Development Company SJSC (TADAWUL:) was up 7.69% or 0.01 points to 0.14 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Basic Chemical Industries Co (TADAWUL:), which fell 7.57% or 2.75 points to trade at 33.60 at the close. Saudi Electricity Company (TADAWUL:) declined 5.64% or 1.06 points to end at 17.72 and Bupa Arabia for Coop. Insurance (TADAWUL:) was down 4.92% or 12.80 points to 247.60.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange by 158 to 124 and 21 ended unchanged.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.06% or 0.05 to $77.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.15% or 0.12 to hit $82.26 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.90% or 21.35 to trade at $2,381.25 a troy ounce.

EUR/SAR was up 0.34% to 4.07, while USD/SAR unchanged 0.00% to 3.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.48% at 104.39.

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