Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.07%

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Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.07%
Credit: © Reuters. – Nigeria equities were higher at the close on Monday, as gains in the Oil & Gas , Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 gained 0.07%.

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 4.67% or 0.600 points to end at 13.450 and Nig Brew (LAGOS: NB ) was up 2.85% or 3.60 points to 129.70 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ), which lost 4.67% or 1.05 points to trade at 21.45 in late trade. Skye Bank (LAGOS: SKYEBAN ) declined 4.21% or 0.040 points to end at 0.910 and Dangsugar (LAGOS: DANGSUG ) shed 3.97% or 0.85 points to 20.65.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 49 to 33 and 21 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.03% or 0.02 to $68.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.46% or 0.34 to hit $74.40 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.02% or 13.60 to trade at $1324.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was down 0.60% to 440.250, while USD/NGN unchanged 0.00% to 360.000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.67% at 90.68.

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