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Almarai Co., Jarir Marketing: Saudi Arabia Equity Preview

April 7 (Bloomberg) -- The following companies’ shares may be active in Saudi Arabia’s market. Stock symbols are in parentheses and prices are from the last close.

The Tadawul All Share Index declined 0.4 percent to 7,895.36 on April 4.

Almarai Co. (ALMARAI AB): Saudi Arabia’s largest food producer by market value reported a 2.9 percent increase in first-quarter profit to 242.1 million riyals ($65 million) as sales increased on expansion in the Persian Gulf. The stock advanced 0.4 percent to 71.75 riyals.

Jarir Marketing Co. (JARIR AB): Saudi Arabia’s largest stationery and electronic products retailer said its first-quarter profit increased 20 percent to 164.2 million riyals on higher sales of laptops and smart phones. The shares declined 0.3 percent to 154.25 riyals.

To contact the reporter on this story: Glen Carey in Riyadh at gcarey8@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Shaji Mathew at shajimathew@bloomberg.net

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