Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.17%

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Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.17%
Credit: © Reuters. – Nigeria equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Banking , Oil & Gas and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 lost 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the NSE 30 were Uacn Prop (LAGOS: UACN ), which rose 7.48% or 0.80 points to trade at 11.50 at the close. Dangote Flour Mills PLC (LAGOS: DANGFLOUR ) added 4.83% or 0.35 points to end at 7.55 and Nig Brew (LAGOS: NB ) was up 3.70% or 3.20 points to 89.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unilever Nig (LAGOS: UNILEVE ), which lost 6.44% or 2.90 points to trade at 42.10 in late trade. Wapco (LAGOS: WAPCO ) declined 4.35% or 1.00 points to end at 22.00 and Zenithbank (LAGOS: ZENITHB ) shed 3.79% or 0.85 points to 21.60.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 46 to 45 and 13 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.52% or 0.39 to $74.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.11% or 0.09 to hit $84.67 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 3.70 to trade at $1205.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 0.19% to 418.240, while USD/NGN fell 0.14% to 363.000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 95.34.

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