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Nse Market Capitalisation Improves Further By N43bn

Source: thewillnigeria.com
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 (THEWILL) – Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday sustained positive growth with the market capitalisation appreciating further by N43 billion.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the market capitalisation which opened at N8.525 trillion improved by N43 billion or 0.50 per cent to close at N8.568 trillion.

Also, the All-Share Index rose by 124.93 points or 0.50 per cent to close at 24,909.88 against 24,784.95 posted on Wednesday.

Mobil Oil led the gainers' table for the day, growing by N5.01 to close at N154.01 per share while Nigerian Breweries came second with a gain of N1.88 to close at N105.02.

Seplat added N1 to close at N336 per share, Berger Paint increased by 42k to close at N8.94 and Zenith Bank appreciated by 33k to close at N12.13 per share.

Conversely, 7UP recorded the highest price loss to lead the losers' chart, shedding N4.41 to close at N142.59 per share.

Okomu Oil trailed with a loss of N1.20 to close at N28.80, and Union Homes lost 41k to close at N3.87 per share.

Champion Breweries shed 15k to close at N2.95, while Premier Breweries depreciated by 14k to close at N2.81 per share.

Zenith Bank was the most traded stock trading 21.56 million shares worth N259.39 million.

It was followed by Guaranty Trust Bank with a total of 21.52 million shares valued at N345.55 million, while FBN Holdings traded 17.07 million shares worth N57.46 million.

Skye Bank came fourth with a turnover of 16.74 million shares valued at N16.13 million and United Capital exchanged 12.84 million shares worth N19.13 million.

In all, investors staked N1.81 billion on 178.78 million shares transacted in 3,223 deals, an increase of 12.26 per cent compared with the 159.26 million shares valued at N1.11 billion achieved in 2,698 deals on Wednesday.

Story by David Oputah