Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 2.17%

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© Reuters.  Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 2.17%© Reuters. Nigeria stocks higher at close of trade; NSE 30 up 2.17% – Nigeria stocks were higher after the close on Monday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Lagos, the added 2.17% to hit a new 6-months high.

The best performers of the session on the were Fbn Holdings (LAGOS:), which rose 10.14% or 0.450 points to trade at 4.890 at the close. Meanwhile, Guaranty Bnk (LAGOS:) added 5.00% or 1.68 points to end at 35.28 and Zenithbank (LAGOS:) was up 4.99% or 0.91 points to 19.13 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Wemabank (LAGOS:), which fell 1.96% or 0.010 points to trade at 0.500 at the close. Dangsugar (LAGOS:) declined 0.73% or 0.05 points to end at 6.99 and Unilever Nig (LAGOS:) was down 0.69% or 0.25 points to 34.30.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Lagos by 0 to 0.

Shares in Fbn Holdings (LAGOS:) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 10.14% or 0.450 to 4.890. Shares in Wemabank (LAGOS:) fell to all time lows; falling 1.96% or 0.010 to 0.500. Shares in Guaranty Bnk (LAGOS:) rose to all time highs; rising 5.00% or 1.68 to 35.28. Shares in Zenithbank (LAGOS:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 4.99% or 0.91 to 19.13.

Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.38% or 0.19 to $ 49.99 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.11% or 0.06 to hit $ 52.57 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.12% or 1.50 to trade at $ 1266.60 a troy ounce.

EUR/NGN was up 2.91% to 363.480, while USD/NGN fell 3.00% to 314.750.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 97.33.

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