NSE indices sustain positive trend, up by 0.05%

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The market indices of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed for Easter holiday with a growth of 0.05 per cent to sustain a positive trend.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the All-Share Index rose by 13.3 points or 0.05 per cent to close at 25,510.01 against 25,496.71 posted on Wednesday.

Also, the market capitalisation, which opened at N8.822 trillion, increased by N4 billion or 0.05 per cent to close at N8.826 trillion.

Lafarge Africa led the gainers’ table for the day, gaining 89k to close at N46 per share.



Stanbic IBTC followed with a gain of 44k to close at N18.96 and NASCON appreciated by 43k to close at N8.55 per share.

Zenith Bank gained 12k to close at N14.42, while Oando added 11k to close at N5.59 per share.

On the other hand, Union Dicon recorded the highest loss for the day, shedding 74 k to close at N14.15 per share.

Nigerian Breweries dropped 50k to close at N123 and Guaranty Trust Bank declined by 17k to close at N24.70 per share.



NAN further reports that UACN was down by 6k to close at N14.90 per share.

The volume of shares traded closed higher with a turnover of 349.28 million worth at N2.28 billion exchanged in 2,826 deals.

This was against a total of 247.68 million shares valued at N1.25 billion transacted in 2,909 deals.

Fidelity Bank Plc for the third consecutive day maintained its leadership as the most traded, accounting for 112.26 million shares worth N113.39 million.

FBN Holdings came second with a turnover of 62.43 million shares valued at N194.67 million and FCMB Group sold 32.03 million shares worth N32.41 million.

Zenith Bank accounted for 30.93 million shares valued at N445.44 million and Glaxosmithkline exchanged 19.34 million shares worth N274.68 million. (NAN)

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