Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.43%

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Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.43%
Credit: © Reuters. – Nigeria equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Insurance , Banking and Oil & Gas sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 added 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the NSE 30 were Skye Bank (LAGOS: SKYEBAN ), which rose 9.62% or 0.050 points to trade at 0.570 at the close. Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ) added 7.28% or 0.95 points to end at 14.00 and Fidelitybk (LAGOS: FIDELIT ) was up 0.63% or 0.010 points to 1.580 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Uacn Prop (LAGOS: UACN ), which lost 9.52% or 1.20 points to trade at 11.40 in late trade. Wemabank (LAGOS: WEMABAN ) declined 7.69% or 0.050 points to end at 0.600 and Wapco (LAGOS: WAPCO ) shed 6.10% or 1.60 points to 24.65.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 49 to 36 and 11 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.71% or 1.16 to $68.99 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 1.67% or 1.25 to hit $75.98 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.72% or 20.50 to trade at $1214.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was down 0.20% to 419.230, while USD/NGN fell 0.14% to 362.000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.59% at 94.99.

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