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Najran Cement lures buyers amid improved sentiment

The Saudi Arabian Tadawul All-Share Index rose one percent Tuesday, as oil prices climbed above $92 per barrel. Najran Cement, which was listed on May 12, was the most liquid share and posted the biggest day gain (up 4.56% at SR22.95). Najaran's Initial Public Offering (IPO) in April was oversubscribed by 306.11%. The IPO's subscription period, in which 85 million shares were floated at SR10 each, lasted from April 16 to April 28. Sabic added in line with the market index 1.06%. But market breadth showed that the new rebound is not carried by the whole market, as 95 shares advanced and 42 declined. Nama Chemicals lost the most, ending off 9.81% at SR17.