The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) closed Thursday’s trading session in the green after its benchmark Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) surged 56.2 points, or 0.66%, to 8,582.88 points.
TASI’s liquidity rose to SAR 4.28 billion ($1.28 billion), from SAR 3.25 billion ($866.7 million), registering its highest turnover since 25 October 2018, while traded volume stood at 185.8 million shares, up from 136 million on Wednesday.
The pharmaceuticals, telecommunication services, banking, and materials sectors levelled up 2.53%, 1.05%, 0.73%, and 0.65%, respectively.
On the other hand, the media and entertainment sector led losers with 1.14%, while the transportation sector inched down 0.61%.
Abdullah Abdul Mohsen Al Khodari Sons Company’s stock topped risers with 10%, while the stocks of Saudi Ceramic Company and Saudi Arabia Fertilizers Co (SAFCO) were the worst performers with 3.59% and 3.14%, respectively.
Al Rajhi Bank’s stock, which upped 0.91%, led TASI in terms of liquidity with SAR 544.58 million, while the stock of Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company, which inched up 0.57%, posted the highest trading volume with 11.86 million shares.
In the meantime, the main index of the Nomu secondary market, NOMU, tumbled 3.17 points, or 0.09%, to close the last session of the week at 3,681.32 points.
Raydan Co’s stock led losers with 1.34%, while Arab Sea Information System Co’s stock was the best performer with 1.54%.
The joint index between Tadawul and MSCI, MT30 index went up 8.2 points, or 0.65%, to finish at 1,268.72 points.