Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.04%

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Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.04%
Credit: © Reuters. – Nigeria equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Banking and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 gained 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the NSE 30 were Nestle Nig (LAGOS: NESTLE ), which rose 5.00% or 71.10 points to trade at 1493.60 at the close. Fbn Holdings (LAGOS: FBNH ) added 4.90% or 0.600 points to end at 12.850 and Wemabank (LAGOS: WEMABAN ) was up 4.44% or 0.040 points to 0.940 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ), which lost 4.89% or 1.10 points to trade at 21.40 in late trade. Skye Bank (LAGOS: SKYEBAN ) declined 3.03% or 0.030 points to end at 0.950 and Unilever Nig (LAGOS: UNILEVE ) shed 3.64% or 2.00 points to 55.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 59 to 37 and 9 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.23% or 0.16 to $68.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $73.69 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.74% or 10.00 to trade at $1338.80 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was down 0.52% to 442.890, while USD/NGN rose 0.14% to 360.000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 90.02.

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