Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) closed Thursday’s trading session in the red territory, after its benchmark Tadawul All Share Index (TASI) declined, whereas the parallel market saw a minor increase.
TASI fell 26.25 points, or 0.31%, to finish at 8,362.41 points. The main index's trading volume reached 105.77 million shares on Thursday, down from 115.57 million on Wednesday, while its turnover tumbled to SAR 2.7 billion from SAR 2.77 billion.
The real estate sector topped TASI’s 10 losers falling 1%, followed by the insurance, banking, and basic materials sectors with 0.85%, 0.45%, and 0.2%, respectively.
On the other hand, the media sector headed the bourse’s risers adding 1.1%, followed by the diversified financials sector with 0.7%.
Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) led the main market in terms of liquidity with SAR 465.3 million, while Alinma Bank’s stock spearheaded the bourse in terms of trading volume with 20.1 million shares exchanged.
Meanwhile, the main index of the Nomu-Parallel Market, NOMU, inched up 2.22 points, or 0.08%, to close at 2,846.12 points.
The secondary market’s liquidity slid to SAR 550,060 on Thursday, from SAR 4.99 million on Wednesday, while traded volume reached 40,830 shares, compared to 321,610 in the previous session.
Raydan’s stock was the most active on the secondary market in terms of trading volume with 20,510 shares, generating SAR 269,710 in liquidity.