The lead indicator of trading performance, on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed yesterday in positive territory as the NSE All-Share Index went up by 1.03 per cent or 378.04 points, to close at 36,962.48 points, increasing the year-to-date returns to 37.54 per cent.
The day’s performance also showed market capitalisation added N130.3 billion to close the day at N12.740 trillion.
Total and Caverton increased 5 per cent each, leading the day’s 22 gainers to close at N239.51 and N1.05 per share respectively.
This were trailed by CI Leasing which advanced by 4.85 per cent to settle at N1.08 per share, while UAC-Prop and Skye Bank appreciated 4.73 and 4.69 per cent each to close at N2.88 and 67 kobo per share.
On the other hand, 22 losers were topped by Conoil which dropped 9.74 per cent to close at N30.59 per share, Mobil and Neimeth shed 5 per cent each to settle at N213.81 and 76 kobo per share respectively, while UACN and May Baker declined by 4.85 and 4.84 per cent to close at N15.70 and N2.95 per share.
At the end of the day’s trading activities, investors moved a total of 244.3 million shares worth N3.7 billion in 3,829 deals compared with 368.4 million units valued at N6.3 billion traded in 3,729 deals recently.
Livestock was the most traded stock with 101.2 million units sold for N101.12 million. GTBank was next with 16.5 million shares worth N670.5 million, and UBA transacted 15 million units valued at N141.3 million, Sterling Bank exchanged 13.5 million shares worth N13.5 million, while Dangote Sugar traded 8.5 million shares at N110.9 million.