Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday traded 203.58 million shares valued at N2.49 billion in 3,805 deals as against 190.30 million shares worth N2.34 billion traded in 4,578 deals on Wednesday.
The most traded stock of the day was FBN Holdings which traded 32.91 million shares valued at N122.13 million. Transcorp came second with a total of 30.64 million shares worth N50.27 million, while Zenith International Bank sold 25.84 million shares valued at N416.14 million.
Access Bank sold 17.92 million shares worth N99.53 million even as investors spent N278.40 million on 12.07 million shares of GT Bank.
The market capitalisation lost N9 billion or 0.10 per cent to close at N9.858 trillion compared with N9.867 trillion recorded on Wednesday even as the All-Share Index which opened at 28,730.42 lost 27.33 points or 0.10 per cent to close at 28,703.09.
Guinness topped the losers’ chart with per share depreciation of N3.36 to close at N97.60 per share. MRS trailed with a loss of N1.68 to close at N31.93, while GT Bank shed 70k to close at N23.09 per share.PZ Industries also lost 70k to close at N21 and Okomu Oil dropped 22k to close at N31.28 per share.
On the other hand, Forte Oil led the gainers’ table, adding N7.78 to close at N163.53 per share.
Unilever followed with a gain of N1.59 to close at N33.39, while Nigerian Breweries gained 95k to close at N134 per share. GlaxosmithKline appreciated by 50k to close at N18.50 and Cadbury increased by 30k to close at N16.30 per share.