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Investors' daily fortune dips by N85b

27 June 2014, 13:34

Lagos - Investors fortunes at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), on Thursday, dipped by N85 billion after four days of consecutive rallies.

Investors huge profit takings saw the market capitalisation depreciating to N13.779 trillion, compared with the opening capitalisation of N13.864 trillion.

Also, the All-Share Index fell by 257.96 points or 0.61 percent to close at 41 729.59 points, as against the 41 987.55 points recorded on Wednesday.

Forte Oil recorded the highest price loss, shedding N24.37 to close at N225.64 per share.

Oando trailed with a loss of N2.95 to close at N27.43, while Nigerian Breweries dipped by N1.98 to close at N170.02 per share.

Lafarge Wapco lost N1 to close at N111, while Mobil depreciated by 55k to close at N131 per share.

On the other hand, Guinness led the gainers' table with N9.01, to close at N189.21 per share.

7UP followed with a gain of N2 to close at N93, while UACN grew by N1.10 to close at N61.30 per share.

Flour Mill share price improved by N1 to close at N78, while PZ Cussons appreciated by 60k to close at N35 per share.

In all, investors staked N3.42 billion on 411.480 million shares in 6 040 deals or a growth of 57.95 percent.

Transcorp remained the most active stock, accounting for 89.50 million shares worth N427.43 million in 683 deals.

Resortsal came second with 40 million shares valued at N20 million transacted by investors in two deals, while Japauloil sold 30.42 million shares worth N20.60 million in 242 deals.

Wapic Insurance accounted for 23.06 million shares valued at N17.68 million in 87 deals, while Oando Oil traded 22.74 million shares worth at N631.73 million, exchanged by investors in 807 deals.

-     NAN

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