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Investors gain N87.5b in bullish run of Nigeria’s capital market



THE bulls maintained their hold on the Nigerian capital market, yesterday, with their participation in the day’s trading session lifting the bourse by 0.34 per cent thus handing N87.5billion gain to investors following rise in equity capitalisation from N25.44 trillion posted on Tuesday to N25.53 trillion.

  All-Share Index was up by 162.28 basis points to close at 47,367.31 compared to 47,205.03 reported the previous day.

While investors traded 391.88 million shares valued at N9.95 billion in 5,419 deals, this surpassed 245.42 million shares worth N4.58 billion which exchanged hands in 5,832 deals on Tuesday.

Meyer led gainers’ table with N0.13kobo to rise from N1.36kobo to N1.49kobo per share. Ikeja Hotel’s share was up by N0.11kobo to move from N1.19kobo to N1.30kobo per share. UBN gained N0.40kobo to end trading with N6.5Pkobo from N6.10kobo per share. FTN Cocoa completed the list after gaining 6.45 per cent to close at N0.33kobo from N0.31kobo per share.

  Conversely, Sunu Assurance led the losers’ chart, shedding 7.69 percent to drop from N0.39kobo to N0.36kobo per share. Sterling Bank’s share dropped 6 percent to end trading with N1.41kobo from N1.50kobo per share. Unilever’s share fell from N13.30kobo to N12.70kobo per share after losing N0.60kobo during trading. Wapic lost 4.44 percent to end trading with N0.43kobo from N0.45kobo per share while United Capital completed the list after losing N0.55kobo of its share price to drop from N13.85kobo to N13.30kobo per share.

  GTCO led the day’s trading with 65.88 million shares valued at N1.61 billion with Zenith Bank following with 43.91 million shares valued at N1.10 billion while UBA traded 28.91 million shares worth N235.70 million.

  Fidelity Bank sold 28.50 million shares worth N106.47 million, while MTN Nigeria traded 22.75 million valued at N4.82 billion.

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