The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) closed Thursday in decline after its benchmark Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) fell 9.72 points, or 0.13%, to 7,648.15 points.
The bourse’s trading volume reached 114.55 million shares, down from 156.65 million on Wednesday, while the main market’s liquidity decreased to SAR 3 billion ($797.87 million), from SAR 3.7 billion ($993.07 million).
The commercial and professional services sector dropped 1.65%, followed by the materials and banking sectors with 0.36%, and 0.03%, respectively.
On the other hand, the capital goods and telecommunication services sectors rose 2.5%, and 1.66%, respectively.
The National Commercial Bank’s (NCB) stock led losers with 2.92%, whereas the Saudi Ceramic Company’s stock was the best performer after growing 9.95%.
Alinma Bank’s stock topped in terms of trading volume after 17.2 million shares were exchanged, while Al Rajhi Bank’s stock, down 0.46%, led in terms of liquidity after generating SAR 434.35 million.
In the meantime, NOMU, the main index of the parallel market, surged 68.15 points, or 2.94%, to close at 2,386.49 points, its highest growth rate since 16 April.
Thob Al-Aseel Company’s stock levelled up 5%.