Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.04%

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Nigeria shares lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.04%
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Investing.com – Nigeria equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Insurance , Oil & Gas and Food, Beverages & Tobacco sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 lost 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. Wemabank (LAGOS: WEMABAN ) added 4.65% or 0.040 points to end at 0.900 and Uacn Prop (LAGOS: UACN ) was up 3.83% or 0.65 points to 17.60 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unilever Nig (LAGOS: UNILEVE ), which lost 5.00% or 2.75 points to trade at 52.25 in late trade. Diamond Bank (LAGOS: DIAMONB ) declined 2.01% or 0.040 points to end at 1.950 and Fbn Holdings (LAGOS: FBNH ) shed 2.00% or 0.250 points to 12.250.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 54 to 33 and 12 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.16% or 0.11 to $68.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.67% or 0.49 to hit $73.97 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 5.00 to trade at $1348.50 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was down 0.05% to 445.200, while USD/NGN rose 0.14% to 360.000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 89.58.

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