NSE All-Share Index breaches 40,000 marks, capitalization adds N119 billion

By The Rainbow
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Nigerian Stock Exchange closed Friday on a positive note after the Christmas holiday on Wednesday and Thursday.

NSE All-Share appreciated by 0.93 per cent to breach 40,000 mark closing at 40,231.68 as against 39, 858.23 recorded on Tuesday. Likewise,  the market capitalisation, which opened at  N12.756 billion appreciated by N119 billion  or  0.93 per cent to close at N12.875 trillion.

FCMB plc led the gainers' table by N0.33 kobo per share close at N3.81kobo per share; Oando Nigeria came second on the gainers' chart with a gain of N0.97 kobo per share to close at N19.97 kobo per share while May and Baker gained N0.10 kobo per share to close at N2.10 kobo per share.

On the other hand, Continental Reinsurance  topped the losers' chart, dropping N0.04kobo per share to close at N1.18 kobo per share; Air Service  followed with a loss of N0.09 kobo per share to close at N3.20 kobo per share  while UPL dropped N0.08 kobo per share to close at N3.98 kobo per share.

In all, a total of 377,012,294 shares valued at N2.4 billion exchanged 3,603 deals.