Lagos - Equity transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on
Wednesday ended on positive note for the second consecutive day.
The All-Share Index appreciated by 158.68 points or 0.41 percent to close at
39 017.66 as against the 38 858.98 achieved on Tuesday.
Also, the market capitalisation rose by N51 billion or 0.41 percent to
close higher at N12.532 trillion from the N12.481 trillion recorded on
Nestle led the gainers' table with a gain of N22.10 to close at N1182.10 per
Forte Oil followed with a gain of N5.10 to close at N111.30 per share.
Cadbury gained N3.55 to close at N74.75, while UACN chalked up N2.71 to
close N57.08 per share.
Presco appreciated by 90k to close at N41 per share.
Total Oil topped the losers' chart, shedding N9.07 to close at N172.38 per
Guinness trailed with a loss of N6.99 to close at N188, while Julius Berger
declined by N2.35 to close at N68.50 per share.
Nigerian Breweries shed 60k to close at N151.40, while CCNN
lost 47k to close at N9.03 per share.
The volume of shares traded dropped by 17.81 percent as 290.968 million
shares worth N4.31 billion were traded in 4 248 deals.
This was against the 354.031 million shares valued at N14.88 billion
exchanged in 4 533 on Tuesday.
The Financial Services sector remained the toast of investors as FBN
Holdings emerged the most traded stock with 61.32 million shares worth N760.03
Access Bank followed with 47.77 million shares valued at N353.52 million,
while Zenith Bank exchanged 46.77 million shares worth N1.03 billion.
Transcorp sold 17.40 million shares worth N63.24 million, while UBA
accounted for 11.14 million shares valued at N76.87 million.
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