Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Lagos, the declined 0.32%.
The best performers of the session on the were Total Nig (LAGOS:), which rose 6.05% or 11.70 points to trade at 205.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Diamond Bank (LAGOS:) added 4.61% or 0.070 points to end at 1.590 and Skye Bank (LAGOS:) was up 4.11% or 0.030 points to 0.760 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:), which fell 4.82% or 1.00 points to trade at 19.75 at the close. Nig Brew (LAGOS:) declined 4.35% or 5.00 points to end at 110.00 and Unilever Nig (LAGOS:) was down 3.09% or 1.70 points to 53.30.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lagos by 47 to 37 and 20 ended unchanged.
Shares in Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:) fell to 52-week lows; losing 4.82% or 1.00 to 19.75.
Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.05% or 0.03 to $66.61 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.90% or 0.69 to hit $76.05 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.45% or 5.90 to trade at $1307.20 a troy ounce.
EUR/NGN was up 0.53% to 425.680, while USD/NGN fell 0.28% to 360.000.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.98% at 94.48.
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