Trading activities on the floor of the Nigeria Stock Exchange on Thursday were upbeat as the All Share Index grew by 0.31% closing at 40,875.69 points, gaining 125.83 points against the previous close of 40,749.86 points on Wednesday
As a result, investors gained about N45 billion as market capitalization grew by 0.31% to settle at N14.765 trillion as against N14.720 trillion of the last trading session.
Volume and value of traded stocks also grew by 23.47% and 13.35% to settle at 495.6 million units and N7.7 billion respectively.
The market breadth closed balanced as 21 stocks gained while 22 lost.
Prestige Assurance led other percentage gainers closing 9.30% above the previous close of N0.43, to settle at N0.47
LASACO grew 5.56% and Transcorp grew 4.85% ahead other stocks like May& Baker, Eterna and Fidelity Bank.
GSK tops the losers’ chart losing 9.61% of its share price, while Jaiz Bank and Japaul Oil both shed 8.11% and 7.55% respectively.
Guaranty Trust Bank is the most actively traded stock, trading about 62million units of its shares in 402 deals, worth about N2.8 billion