© Reuters. Nigeria stocks lower at close of trade; NSE 30 down 1.54% Investing.com – Nigeria stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Food, Beverages & Tobacco , Insurance and Banking sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Lagos, the NSE 30 declined 1.54% to hit a new 52-week low.
The best performers of the session on the NSE 30 were Pz Cussons LG (LAGOS: PZ ), which rose 4.81% or 0.65 points to trade at 14.15 at the close. Meanwhile, Uacn Prop (LAGOS: UACN ) added 1.82% or 0.20 points to end at 11.20 and Skye Bank (LAGOS: SKYEBAN ) was up 1.72% or 0.010 points to 0.590 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Stanbicibtc Hl (LAGOS: IBTC ), which fell 9.78% or 4.40 points to trade at 40.60 at the close. Nestle Nig (LAGOS: NESTLE ) declined 9.67% or 145.00 points to end at 1355.10 and Dangsugar (LAGOS: DANGSUG ) was down 8.44% or 1.35 points to 14.65.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lagos by 63 to 23 and 13 ended unchanged.
Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.25% or 0.17 to $67.58 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.47% or 0.36 to hit $77.19 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.20 to trade at $1200.20 a troy ounce.
EUR/NGN was up 0.61% to 420.520, while USD/NGN rose 0.61% to 362.000.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 95.10.