Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.13%

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Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.13%
Credit: © Reuters. – Nigeria equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Banking , Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the NSE 30 were Total Nig (LAGOS: TOTAL ), which rose 4.97% or 9.60 points to trade at 202.90 at the close. Fidelitybk (LAGOS: FIDELIT ) added 4.95% or 0.110 points to end at 2.330 and Wapco (LAGOS: WAPCO ) was up 2.49% or 0.95 points to 39.10 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ), which lost 4.76% or 0.95 points to trade at 19.00 in late trade. Diamond Bank (LAGOS: DIAMONB ) declined 2.03% or 0.030 points to end at 1.450 and Zenithbank (LAGOS: ZENITHB ) shed 1.73% or 0.45 points to 25.50.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 59 to 35 and 17 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 3.23% or 2.20 to $70.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 2.03% or 1.51 to hit $76.06 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.58% or 7.30 to trade at $1261.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 0.15% to 420.110, while USD/NGN fell 0.14% to 359.500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 94.33.

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