RIYADH: Saudi stocks closed slightly lower on Sunday, tracking oil’s Friday drop.
TASI slipped 0.13 percent to 12,514, with shares of oil giant Aramco down 0.9 percent after reporting a record second-quarter profit of SR182 billion ($48.4 billion).
Aramco’s profit soared 80 percent in the second quarter of 2022 from SR95.5 billion a year earlier, beating the median of analysts’ forecasts with the highest quarterly profit since going public in 2019.
The Kingdom’s parallel Nomu market finished 0.08 percent higher at 22,041.
Elsewhere, Oman, Qatar, and Bahrain advanced 0.1, 0.4, and 0.8 percent, respectively, while the Kuwaiti index lost 0.7 percent.
Outside the Gulf, the Egyptian index EGX30 ended the session flat.
Oil prices continued to drop on Monday. Brent crude fell to $97 a barrel and US West Texas Intermediate reached $91.03 a barrel by 8:57 a.m. Riyadh time.
Red Sea International Co. said its accumulated losses have dropped to zero, following an SR298 million capital reduction
Basic Chemical Industries Co. recorded a 63 percent profit increase to SR46 million for the first half of 2022
solutions by stc’s acquisition of a controlling stake in Egypt’s Giza Systems has been approved by the Saudi competition authority
Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Co. achieved a net profit of SR26 million in the first half of 2022, a 72 percent increase from the first half of last year
Lazurde Co. for Jewelry reported a 22 percent profit rise in the first half of 2022 to SR22.2 million
Saudi Printing and Packaging Co.’s losses narrowed by 91.8 percent to SR2 million during the first half of 2022
Halwani Bros Co. reported a first-half profit decline of 65 percent to SR18 million
Middle East Paper Co.’s board proposed a 33 percent capital raise to SR666 million to support the company’s financial position and growth plans
Watani Iron Steel Co. saw its profit drop 15 percent to SR25 million during the first half of 2022
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Naqi Water Co. will start trading its shares on TASI