Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.09%

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Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.09%
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 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the NSE 30 were Fbn Holdings (LAGOS: FBNH ), which rose 2.84% or 0.250 points to trade at 9.050 at the close. Stanbicibtc Hl (LAGOS: IBTC ) added 2.52% or 1.20 points to end at 49.00 and Nig Brew (LAGOS: NB ) was up 1.80% or 1.90 points to 107.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dangsugar (LAGOS: DANGSUG ), which lost 9.23% or 1.80 points to trade at 17.70 in late trade. Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ) declined 5.65% or 0.95 points to end at 15.85 and Fidelitybk (LAGOS: FIDELIT ) shed 5.05% or 0.100 points to 1.880.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 55 to 32 and 13 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.10% or 0.07 to $68.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.48% or 0.35 to hit $72.93 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.56% or 6.90 to trade at $1230.90 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 0.40% to 421.160, while USD/NGN rose 1000.00% to 360.500.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.69% at 94.32.

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