© Reuters.  Nigeria stocks lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.54%© Reuters. Nigeria stocks lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.54%

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Food, Beverages & Tobacco, Oil & Gas and Banking sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 declined 0.54%.

The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Total Nig (LAGOS:TOTAL), which rose 4.97% or 9.60 points to trade at 202.90 at the close. Meanwhile, Guaranty Bnk (LAGOS:GUARANT) added 1.62% or 0.65 points to end at 40.65 and Wemabank (LAGOS:WEMABAN) was up 1.41% or 0.010 points to 0.720 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:PZ), which fell 4.76% or 0.95 points to trade at 19.00 at the close. Unilever Nig (LAGOS:UNILEVE) declined 4.25% or 2.25 points to end at 51.70 and Wapco (LAGOS:WAPCO) was down 2.50% or 1.00 points to 39.05.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lagos by 62 to 29 and 15 ended unchanged.

Shares in Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:PZ) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.76% or 0.95 to 19.00.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 4.70% or 3.08 to $68.62 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 2.22% or 1.62 to hit $74.67 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1270.70 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 0.90% to 419.140, while USD/NGN fell 0.28% to 360.000.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 94.27.

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