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NSE investors trade 713.6m shares

31 July 2014, 16:35

Lagos -  Investors on Wednesday at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) bought and sold a total of 713.642 million shares valued at N6.727 billion in 5 829 transactions.

The financial service sector was the most active sector as stockbrokers crossed a total of 585.782 million shares valued at N4.034 billion in 2 565 deals.

However, both indicators closed northward when equities capitalisation gained N27.463 billion to close at N13.990 trillion as against N13.962 trillion recorded at the close of trading on Friday.

The All-Share Index gained 83.17 basis points or 0.19 percent to close at 42 368.99 points.

At the close of trading, 29 companies made it to the gainers’ table.

Oando appreciates by 247 kobo, followed by Dangote Cement which grabbed 194 kobo,

Stanbic IBTC nicked 145 kobo, Nigerian Breweries added 105 kobo, same as Lafarge Cement WAPCO.

On the losers’ chat, Seplat Petroleum Development Company led with a loss of 504 kobo followed by Forte Oil which dropped by 500 kobo with Total Nigeria shedding 445 kobo.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer depreciated by 289 kobo, while Chemical and Allied Company lost 200 kobo.

-    NAN

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