shares retreated 7000 points to close higher than a three point gain of
31 points, or 0.46 percent, after achieving the longest series of gains
in ten months, after rising seven consecutive sessions. The rise was led by "Property Management and Development" led by
"Makkah Construction" and "Basic Materials" played a supporting role.
The market was subjected to selling pressure during the session but
the activity of buyers returned the market to the Green Zone above the
barrier of 7000 points.
Stability above current levels and over 7050 points confirms that the
market is on a bullish path, which will restore confidence to the market
and increase risk appetite which will push the market to levels of up
to 7,200 points, while support at 6930 points.
general index opened at 6,972 points. The lowest point was at 6961
points, losing 0.15%. The highest point at 7004 points was 0.46%, the
end of the session, the general index closed at 7003 points, gaining 31
points by 0.46%. Cent. Liquidity declined 12 percent to 45.2 million riyals to 3.2 billion rials at a rate of 39,000 riyals per transaction. While
traded shares fell 28 million shares by 14 per cent to 168 million
shares traded, and the turnover rate was 0.89 per cent. Deals fell 12 per cent to 83,000.
high "management and development of real estate" rose by 1.6%, followed
by "energy" by 1.5%, and the third "capital goods" by 1.2%. Commercial and professional services dropped by 0.25 percent, followed
by utilities by 0.15 percent and Telecommunications by 0.04 percent.
The highest drop was "Banks" with a 31% value of SR 1 billion,
followed by "Real Estate Management and Development" by 23% to SR 771
million and "Basic Materials" by 23% at SR 741 million.
The market traded 178 stocks, 124 shares advanced against 46 shares and eight shares declined. Makkah
Construction rose 8.6 percent to SAR 80.42, followed by Knowledge City
by 5.3 percent to SAR 11.94 and Dar Al Arkan by 3.7 percent to SAR
9.52. In contrast, MEPCO was down 2.2 percent to SAR 19.99, followed by
Southern Cement by 1.55 per cent to SAR 43.13 and Construction by 1.4
percent to SAR 17.83.
The highest drop was Enma (SAR 671 million), followed by SABIC
(SR465 million) at 14 percent and Dar Al Arkan (14 percent) at SR 461