Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.22%
Investing.com – Nigeria equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Food, Beverages & Tobacco , Banking and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.
At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 rose 0.22%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the NSE 30 were Wemabank (LAGOS: WEMABAN ), which rose 10.00% or 0.060 points to trade at 0.660 at the close. Nig Brew (LAGOS: NB ) added 3.53% or 3.00 points to end at 86.50 and Unilever Nig (LAGOS: UNILEVE ) was up 2.35% or 1.00 points to 43.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Guiness Nig (LAGOS: GUINNES ), which lost 7.59% or 6.00 points to trade at 73.00 in late trade. Total Nig (LAGOS: TOTAL ) declined 5.85% or 10.70 points to end at 172.30 and Fidelitybk (LAGOS: FIDELIT ) shed 2.59% or 0.050 points to 1.880.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 47 to 31 and 18 ended unchanged on the Lagos.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.04% or 0.03 to $71.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.74% or 0.59 to hit $79.67 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 4.50 to trade at $1223.10 a troy ounce.
EUR/NGN was unchanged 0.00% to 421.540, while USD/NGN unchanged 0.00% to 363.000.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 94.96.
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