© Reuters.  Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.32%© Reuters. Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.32%

Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the Banking, Insurance and Food, Beverages & Tobacco sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 rose 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Wemabank (LAGOS:WEMABAN), which rose 5.80% or 0.040 points to trade at 0.730 at the close. Meanwhile, Unilever Nig (LAGOS:UNILEVE) added 3.85% or 2.00 points to end at 54.00 and Guaranty Bnk (LAGOS:GUARANT) was up 2.11% or 0.80 points to 38.80 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:PZ), which fell 9.82% or 1.65 points to trade at 15.15 at the close. Total Nig (LAGOS:TOTAL) declined 5.00% or 10.00 points to end at 190.00 and Dangote Flour Mills PLC (LAGOS:DANGFLOUR) was down 2.20% or 0.20 points to 8.90.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lagos by 49 to 34 and 18 ended unchanged.

Shares in Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:PZ) fell to 52-week lows; falling 9.82% or 1.65 to 15.15. Shares in Total Nig (LAGOS:TOTAL) fell to 52-week lows; losing 5.00% or 10.00 to 190.00.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.72% or 0.49 to $67.77 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.47% or 0.34 to hit $72.73 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.47% or 5.80 to trade at $1225.30 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was down 0.01% to 421.110, while USD/NGN fell 0.42% to 359.470.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 94.34.

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