Stock Market: ASI Grows By 0.17%, As Investors Gain N30bn At End Of Trading Day

Stock Exchange Closes Trading Week With N30bn Gain

Trading activities ended positively on Friday, as the stock market capitalisation recorded a N30 billion profit, with the ASI rising by 0.17 percent.

The equity capitalisation stood at N20.33 trillion, up from the previous day’s N20.30 trillion.

The All-Share Index (ASI) rose to 38,866.39, from Thursday’s 38,799.83.

The volume of shares saw a rise from Thursday’s 145.33 million to the 160.64 million recorded on Friday.

Deals traded on the stock exchange floor stood at 3,507 against Thursday’s 3,525.

Share values dropped to N1.28 billion against yesterday’s N1.57 billion.

Top Gainers

HONYFLOUR: Opened at N1.13 kobo to close at N1.23 kobo, up 8.85 percent.

SOVRENINS: Opened at N0.23 kobo to close at N0.25 kobo, up 8.70 percent.

JAPAULGOLD: Opened at N0.58 kobo to close at N0.63 kobo, up 8.62 percent.

LIVESTOCK: Opened at N1.8 kobo to close at N1.93 kobo, up 7.22 percent.

FCMB: Opened at N2.74 to close at N2.92 kobo, up 6.57 percent.

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Top Losers

GUINNESS: Opened at N33 kobo to close at N29.7 kobo, down 10 percent

UNITYBNK: Opened at N0.71 kobo to close at N0.64 kobo, down 9.86 percent.

ABCTRANS: Opened at N0.33 kobo to close at N0.3 kobo, down 9.86 percent.

MBENEFIT: Opened at N0.42 kobo to close at N0.39 kobo, down 7.14 percent.

UAC-PROP: Opened at N0.8 kobo to close at N0.75 kobo, down 6.25 percent.

Leading the activity chart was MBENEFIT with 22.90 million shares with a value of N8.95 million traded by investors.

Following was ACCESS with a share volume of 18.75 million with a value of N150.80 million.

JAPAULGOLD follows with 14.93 million shares valued at N8.60 million.

Others are GUARANTY with shares of 9.22 million worth N266.89 million and TRANSCORP with shares of 8.26 million worth N6.54 million.

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