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 lost 0.18% to hit a new 1-month low.
The best performers of the session on the were Wapco (LAGOS:), which rose 1.77% or 0.60 points to trade at 34.50 at the close. Meanwhile, Stanbicibtc Hl (LAGOS:) added 0.98% or 0.50 points to end at 51.50 and Unilever Nig (LAGOS:) was up 0.29% or 0.15 points to 51.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS:), which fell 7.89% or 1.50 points to trade at 17.50 at the close. Access Bank (LAGOS:) declined 3.37% or 0.35 points to end at 10.10 and Union Bank LG (LAGOS:) was down 3.33% or 0.20 points to 5.95.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lagos by 57 to 24 and 13 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.85% or 0.60 to $69.78 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.37% or 0.27 to hit $73.67 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 2.30 to trade at $1246.70 a troy ounce.
EUR/NGN was down 15.59% to 355.900, while USD/NGN rose 0.14% to 361.000.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 94.51.
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