© Reuters. Nigeria stocks lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 0.40% Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Banking , Food, Beverages & Tobacco and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower.
The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Skye Bank (LAGOS: SKYEBAN ), which rose 4.17% or 0.020 points to trade at 0.500 at the close. Meanwhile, Diamond Bank (LAGOS: DIAMONB ) added 1.83% or 0.020 points to end at 1.110 and Dangsugar (LAGOS: DANGSUG ) was up 0.68% or 0.10 points to 14.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Uacn Prop (LAGOS: UACN ), which fell 7.94% or 1.00 points to trade at 11.60 at the close. Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ) declined 7.12% or 1.00 points to end at 12.90 and Wapco (LAGOS: WAPCO ) was down 6.65% or 1.85 points to 25.95.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lagos by 56 to 26 and 13 ended unchanged.
Shares in Uacn Prop (LAGOS: UACN ) fell to 5-year lows; falling 7.94% or 1.00 to 11.60. Shares in Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ) fell to 52-week lows; losing 7.12% or 1.00 to 12.90. Shares in Wapco (LAGOS: WAPCO ) fell to 5-year lows; losing 6.65% or 1.85 to 25.95.
Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $65.22 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.43% or 0.31 to hit $72.14 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.89% or 10.50 to trade at $1194.70 a troy ounce.
EUR/NGN was up 0.19% to 413.760, while USD/NGN fell 0.28% to 360.000.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 95.86.