Nigerian Economy: Stock market indices rise marginally by N8 billion


Purchasing enthusiasm for certain bellwethers switched the descending pattern on the value segment of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), as the market capitalisation acknowledged insignificantly by N8 billion to close at N11.244 trillion.

Recently, the All – share file (ASI) increased 21.13 total focuses, speaking to a development of 0.07 percent to close at 29,919.44 focuses.

The upturn was affected by additions recorded in medium and substantial promoted stocks, among which were; Seplat Petroleum Development Company, Forte Oil, Dangote Flour Mills, Nigerian Breweries, and Stanbic IBTC Holdings.

Experts at Afrinvest Limited, stated: “After yesterday’s sure execution, we don’t preclude the likelihood of benefit taking in the present exchanging session in the midst of corporate income discharges.”

Investigators at APT Securities and Funds Limited, along these lines urged speculators to position for mid to long haul on essentially legitimate stocks that have shed load after some time.

Market expansiveness shut positive, with 19 gainers versus 17 washouts. Cutix recorded the most elevated value addition of 10 percent to close at N1.87 per share. Specialty Oil pursued with 9.88 percent to close at N26.70, while Dangote Flour Mills rose 9.69 percent to close at N14.15, per share.

NPF Microfinance Bank acknowledged 9.35 percent to close at N1.52, while Japaul Oil and Maritime Services rose 8.33 percent to close at 26 kobo, per share.

Then again, Guinness Nigeria, and Julius Berger drove the washouts’ outline by 10 percent each, to close at N48.60 and N22.50 individually, while UAC of Nigeria pursued with 9.35 percent to close at N6.30, per share.

Jaiz Bank fell 8.33 percent, to close at 44 kobo, and Sovereign Trust Insurance shed eight percent to close at 23 kobo, per share.

The complete volume exchanged increased in value by 85.82 percent to 566.5 million offers worth N7.27 billion, exchanged 4,103 arrangements.

Exchanges in the offers of Julius Berger beat the action diagram with 218.04 million offers esteemed at N4.32 billion. Julius Berger pursued with 94.42 million offers worth N21.85 million, while Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (Transcorp) exchanged 30.96 million offers esteemed at N33.97 million.

Unilever Nigeria exchanged 29.99 million offers esteemed at N929.5 million, while FBN Holdings sold 20.20 million offers worth N157.88 million.


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