The Nigerian Bourse stayed afloat on price appreciation in MTN Nigeria, BUA Foods and other 25 stocks in green table on Tuesday, making it three straight gains in the last three sessions as the All Share Index grew 0.60%, closing at 44,929.33 points from the previous close of 44,662.96 points on Monday.
Market capitalisation closed at N24.472 trillion, up by 0.60% from the previous close of N24.327 trillion, adding N145 billion.
An aggregate of 126.6 million units of shares were traded in 3,383 deals, valued at N3.85 billion.
The market breadth closed positive as 27 stocks gained against 7 stocks that declined in their share prices.
UPDCREIT led other gainers, closing at 10.00% above its previous close of N2.50 to settle at N2.75.
International Breweries, Sovereign Trust Insurance, Fidson and UACN also closed the day above 6.00% of their previous share prices
RT BRISCOE led decliners’ table shedding 10.00% of its share price to close at N 0.27 from the previous close of N0.30.
PRESCO, CHAMS and Sunu Assurance shed 7.17%, 4.17% and 3.45% respectively
Zenith Bank traded about 13.6 million units of its shares in 304 deals, valued at about N298.6 million.
MTN Nigeria traded about 12 million units of its shares in 219 deals, worth about N2.4 billion.