Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.32%

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Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.32%
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Investing.com – Nigeria equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Food, Beverages & Tobacco , Oil & Gas and Banking sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 declined 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the NSE 30 were Total Nig (LAGOS: TOTAL ), which rose 6.05% or 11.70 points to trade at 205.00 at the close. Diamond Bank (LAGOS: DIAMONB ) added 4.61% or 0.070 points to end at 1.590 and Skye Bank (LAGOS: SKYEBAN ) was up 4.11% or 0.030 points to 0.760 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ), which lost 4.82% or 1.00 points to trade at 19.75 in late trade. Nig Brew (LAGOS: NB ) declined 4.35% or 5.00 points to end at 110.00 and Unilever Nig (LAGOS: UNILEVE ) shed 3.09% or 1.70 points to 53.30.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 47 to 37 and 20 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.05% or 0.03 to $66.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.91% or 0.70 to hit $76.04 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.45% or 5.90 to trade at $1307.20 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 0.53% to 425.680, while USD/NGN fell 0.28% to 360.000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.99% at 94.49.

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