Capital market indices of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed for the year on a positive trend on Thursday, appreciating by 3.11 per cent due to price growth by major blue chip companies.
The All-Share Index increased by 864.42 points or 3.11 per cent to close at 28,642.25 from the 27,777.83 posted on Wednesday.
Similarly, the market capitalisation, which opened at N9.553 trillion rose by N297 billion or 3.11 per cent to close at N9.850 trillion.
Nestle for the second consecutive day led the gainers’ table by N35 to close at N860 per share.
Forte Oil grew by N15 to close at N330, while Nigerian Breweries garnered N12 to close at N136 per share.
Dangote Cement improved by N5.05 to close at N170, while Mobil Oil chalked up N5 to close at N160 per share.
Conversely, Julius Berger topped the losers’ table by N1 to close at N42 per share.
It was followed by Cadbury with a loss of 90k to close at N17.75, while Cutix dropped 5k to close at N1.66 per share.
Skye Bank lost 4k to close at N1.58, while Fidson dipped by 3k to close at N2.50 per share.
The volume of shares traded closed higher with an exchange of 252.16 million shares valued N3.85 billion traded by investors’ in 2,160 deals.
This is against 1.41 billion shares worth N1.95 billion exchanged in 2,559 deals on Wednesday.
FBN Holdings was the toast of investors, exchanging 141.19 million shares worth N715.11 million traded in 313 deals.
Courteville Business Solutions followed with 32.58 million shares valued N16.29 million achieved in one deal.
GT Bank traded 13.07 million shares worth N236.68 million traded in 230 deals.
Fidelity Bank sold 7.39 million shares valued N10.81 million transacted in 74 deals, while Transcorp exchanged 7.21 million shares worth N10.91 million traded in 64 deals. (NAN)