© Reuters. Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 0.37% Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Banking , Oil & Gas and Insurance sectors led shares higher.
The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Diamond Bank (LAGOS: DIAMONB ), which rose 9.57% or 0.110 points to trade at 1.260 at the close. Meanwhile, Skye Bank (LAGOS: SKYEBAN ) added 5.77% or 0.030 points to end at 0.550 and Fidelitybk (LAGOS: FIDELIT ) was up 4.94% or 0.080 points to 1.700 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ), which fell 10.00% or 1.50 points to trade at 13.50 at the close. Nestle Nig (LAGOS: NESTLE ) declined 9.55% or 143.20 points to end at 1356.80 and Union Bank LG (LAGOS: UBN ) was down 9.40% or 0.55 points to 5.30.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lagos by 46 to 38 and 15 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.37% or 0.26 to $70.06 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.29% or 0.23 to hit $78.38 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.67% or 8.10 to trade at $1198.60 a troy ounce.
EUR/NGN was down 0.48% to 415.610, while USD/NGN rose 0.04% to 359.680.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.34% at 95.39.