Specifically, the All Share Index added 229.33 points to close at 27,650.32 points, while the Market Capitalisation scooped N78.8 billion to close at N9.496 trillion in contrast to a decline of N5 billion recorded on Thursday when the market capitalisation closed at N9.418 trillion.
Market breadth closed with 23 gainers to 21 losers. 7up Plc led the day’s advancing stocks with a growth of 5% or N5.45 to close at N114.45 per share, Unilever Plc added 4.98% or N1.83 to close at N38.58 per share, Access Bank Plc improved by 4.87% or 26 kobo to close at N5.60 per share. NEM Plc gained 4.76% or 4 kobo to close at 88 kobo per share and UACN Plc appreciated by 4.68% or 89 kobo to close at N19.90 per share.
The appreciation recorded in these share prices amongst 18 others stocks were responsible for the growth recorded in the market indicators, trimming the year to date losses to -3.46%.
NPF Microfinance Bank Plc led the days retreating stocks having dropped by 5% or 5 kobo to close at 95 kobo per share, MRS Oil Plc lost 4.98% or N1.92 to close at N36.65 per share, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) fell 4.97% or 18 kobo to close at N3.44 per share, UAC-Prop Plc declined by 4.85% or 18 kobo to settle at N3.53 per share, and Continental Re-insurance Plc depreciated by 4.85% or 5 kobo to close at 98 kobo per share.
The top three traded stocks were: FBN Holdings Plc with the sale of 66.9 million shares worth N209.2 million, GUARANTY that exchanged 50.6 million stocks worth N1.3 billion and ACCESS that traded 38.8 million stocks valued at N216.7 million.