Lagos - The market indices on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday depreciated by 0.72 per cent due to price lost by some major blue chips equities.
The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that the All-Share Index which opened at 33,460.14 dropped by 240.94 basis points or 0.72 per cent to close at 33,219.20 points.
Also, the market capitalisation depreciated by N77 billion or 0.72 per cent to close at N10.628 trillion against N10.705 trillion recorded on Wednesday.
Nestle led the losers’ chart dropping by N4.99 to close at N830.01 per share.
Glaxo SmithKline followed with N2.23 to close at N47.13 per share, while Presco dipped by N1.01 to close at N25.20 per share.
GTBank depreciated by 99k to close at N25.20, while UBA lost 80k to close at N9.60 per share.
On the other hand, UACN led the gainers’ chart with N2.94 to close at N51.94 per share.
NewGold followed with N2 to close at N2, 568 per unit, while Ashaka Cement grew by N1.68 to close at N26.03 per share.
CAP appreciated by N1.53 to close at N32.14 per share, while MRS rose by N1.30 to close at N27.42 per share.
NAN reports that investors exchanged a total of 702.09 million shares worth N3.9 billion traded in 7,314 deals.
This was against 901.22 million shares valued N6.2 billion traded in 8,191 deals on Wednesday.