All Share Index (ASI) and market
capitalization on Tuesday closed
0.03 percent lower at 25,266.15
points and N8.742 trillion
compared to previous session’s
25,273.03 points and N8.745
trillion thereby increasing the year
to date losses to -6.03 percent.
Equities market investors
therefore lost N2.4 billion, after
trading in 2,917 deals a total of
180.2 million shares valued at
N1.6 billion, compared to 97.7
million shares valued at N682.8
million exchanged by investors in
2,634 deals previously.
The volume and value traded
increased 84 percent and 134
percent respectively, as Market
breadth closed flat with 19 gainers
to 19 losers.
CAP and NASCON emerge the
highest gainer with an increase
of 10.23 percent each to close
at N32.64 and N8.62 per share
respectively, Livestock was next
with an increase of 10 percent to
close at 66 kobo per share, Learn
Africa also appreciated 8.45
percent to close at 77 kobo per
share and Cadbury grew 8 percent
to close at N9.45 per share.
On the flip side Forte Oil led
the decliners by 5.86 percent
to close at N45 per share,
Honeywell Flourmills was
next with a depreciation of
4.76 percent to close at N1 per
share, AXA Mansard dropped
3.61 percent to close at N1.60,
Neimeth Pharmaceuticals shed
3.45 percent to close at 56 kobo
per share and Africa PrudentiaL
dropped 3.32 percent to close at
N2.33 per share.
Top traded stocks were
GlaxoSmithKline with 24.3
million shares worth N351.4
million, Flourmill was next
with 21.6 million shares valued
at N388.1 million, Access Bank
traded 17.2 million shares
amounting to N107.5 million,
UBA transacted 12.7 million
shares valued at N66.1 million
and Fidelity Bank traded 9.1
million shares for N7.2 million.

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