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Transactions reopen on bullish trend

01 July 2014, 20:10

Lagos - Equity transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday reopened for the week on a bullish note with some blue chips sustaining price rally.

Nestle topped the gainers' chart, gaining N51.10 to close at N1 150 per share.

Seplat came second on the gainers' chart with N24.90 to close at N700, while Total rose by N8.55 to close at N179.60 per share.

Mobil grew by N6.55 to close at N137.55, while Oando Oil appreciated by N1.89 to close at N29.25 per share.

Consequently, the NSE All-Share appreciated by 714.93 points or 1.71 percent to close higher at 42 482.49.

Also, the market capitalisation, which opened at N13.791 trillion, rose by N236 billion or 1.71 percent to close higher at N14.027 trillion.

On the other hand, Cadbury topped the losers' chart, dropping N1.89 to close at N80 per share.
GlaxoSmith followed with a loss of N1 to close at N64, while Presco dipped 99k to close at N35.01 per share.

Ashaka Cement lost 49k to close at N28.51, while Nascon lost 40k to close at N11 per share.

In all, a total of 408.487 million shares valued at N7.56 billion, were exchanged in 5 878 deals, representing a growth of 24.32 percent.

Transcorp emerged the most traded stock, accounting for 67.57 million shares valued at N346.78 million in 626 deals.

It was trailed by UBA, which sold 46.70 million shares worth N365.92 million in 143 deals, while Oando accounted for 42.21 million shares, valued at N1.24 billion traded in 1 249 deals.

Julius Berger traded 40.46 million shares, worth N2.89 million, transacted by investors in 13 deals, while investors in Continsure staked N31.96 million on 29.33 million shares in 11 deals.


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