The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) indices on Tuesday recorded 0.91 per cent growth as it reopened activities after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the All-Share Index rose by 284.40 points or 0.91 per cent against 31,047.99 posted on Thursday.

Also, the market capitalisation which opened at N10.627 trillion appreciated by N98 billion to close at N10.725 trillion due to huge gains achieved by some blue chip equities.

An analysis of the price movement chart indicated that Nestle Nigeria led the gainers’ table improving by N16.93 to close at N856.93 per share.

Mobil followed with a gain of N5 to close at N155, while Total increased by N4.05 to close at N164.95 per share.

Dangote Cement appreciated by N2.46 to close at N170.46, while 7UP grew by N2.15 to close at N183.15 per share.

Conversely, GT Bank topped the losers’ chart, dropping by 50k to close at N25.50 per share.

Berger Paint trailed with a loss of 49k to close at N9.36, while Cement Company of Northern Nigeria fell by 47k to close at N9.60 per share.

Stanbic IBTC lost 30k and Guinness Nigeria, 20k to close at N23.65 and N141.80 per share respectively.

Zenith Bank emerged the most traded equity in volume terms, accounting for 729.10 million shares worth N13.01 billion.

Access Bank came second with 65.63 million shares valued N341.60 million, while Union Dicon sold 51.70 million shares worth N25.85 million.

GT Bank traded 51.54 million shares valued N1.32 billion and Unity Capital Insurance exchanged 27.56 million shares worth N13.78 million.


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