NSE trades 273.137m shares worth N3.18b

Nigeria Stock Exchange09 February 2014, Lagos – Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE on Friday traded 273.137 million shares worth N3.18 billion in 5,065 deals.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this was against the 261.840 million shares valued at N2.71 billion traded in 4,700 deals on Thursday.

The All-Share Index appreciated by 7.34 points or 0.02 per cent to close at 40,773.50 from the 40,766.16 recorded on Thursday.

The Market Capitalisation, which opened at N13.067 trillion, grew by N3 billion or 0.02 per cent to close at N13.070 trillion.

NAN reports that UACN and Dangote Cement topped the price gainers’ chart with N2 each to close at N69 and N240 per share respectively.

OkomuOil trailed with N1.45 to close at N42.45 per share,

ConOil gained 98k to close at N50.98, while Presco appreciated by 37k to close at N43.99 per share.

On the other hand, Nigerian Breweries led the losers’ table by 93k to close at N154 per share.

Oando followed with a loss of 88k to close at N21.83, while Zenith Bank shed 77k to close at N22.23 per share.

Ashaka Cement dipped by 37k to close at N19.11, while Access Bank depreciated by 29k to close at N8.79 per share.

The financial services sector remained the investors’ delight as Diamond Bank emerged the most traded stock, accounting for 26.79 million shares valued at N183.23 million in 68 deals.

Zenith Bank followed with 22.69 million shares worth N508.02 million traded by investors in 377 deals, while FBN Holdings traded 20.47 million shares worth N294.34 million in 555 deals.

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