Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 1.68%

Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 1.68%

Investing.com  | Jun 06, 2018 18:20

Nigeria shares higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 1.68%

Investing.com – Nigeria equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Food, Beverages & Tobacco, Banking and Insurance sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 added 1.68%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the NSE 30 were Total Nig (LAGOS:TOTAL), which rose 10.19% or 19.70 points to trade at 213.00 at the close. Fidelitybk (LAGOS:FIDELIT) added 9.91% or 0.210 points to end at 2.330 and Diamond Bank (LAGOS:DIAMONB) was up 9.46% or 0.140 points to 1.620 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:PZ), which lost 0.24% or 0.05 points to trade at 20.70 in late trade. Guaranty Bnk (LAGOS:GUARANT) declined 0.24% or 0.10 points to end at 41.90 and Access Bank (LAGOS:ACCESS) 0.00% or 0.00 points to 10.85.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 55 to 35 and 16 ended unchanged on the Lagos.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 1.13% or 0.74 to $64.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.46% or 0.35 to hit $75.03 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1302.00 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 0.76% to 423.630, while USD/NGN unchanged 0.00% to 361.000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.28% at 93.59.

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