Today’s trade ended on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) with the market reversing nearly all the gain it made last Friday and slipping back to the negative territory. Still struggling hard to find a stable recovery, it lost over N14.672 billion as a fairly large number of investors made efforts to recoup their investment.
Hefty sales in the shares of FBN Holdings principally accounted for today’s loss. The market posted a positive breadth as 18 gainers emerged against 14 losers.
The All Share Index (ASI) dipped by 0.12% to close at 22,705.19 basis points. In the same vein, the market capitalisation climbed down to N11.832 trillion at the end of Monday’s trade. Year to date, the index is down by 15.41%.
TOP 5 GAINERS
In value terms, construction giant, Julius Berger led gainers on the back of its declaration today of N2.75 final dividend and 1 for 5 bonus for Full Year 2019. It appreciated by 9.65% to close at N37.15. Zenith Bank added up 7.56% to end today’s trade at N12.8. Union Bank went up 10% to N6.6. Ekocorp rose to N6, notching up 9.09% in the process. PZ completed the top 5, climbing up by 8% to N4.04.
TOP 5 LOSERS
WAPCO topped the losers’ chart today, declining by 6.10% to close at N10. Dangote Sugar shed 2.96% to end today’s trade at N9.85. UBA fell to N5.05, losing 5.61%. FBN Holdings slumped to N3.7, recording 7.50% depreciation. SAHCO closed at N2.32, going down by 9.73%.
TOP 5 TRADES
551.483 million shares estimated at N5.755 billion were traded today in 6,981 deals.
GTB was the most active stock with 137.232 million of its stocks worth N2.614 billion traded in 1,333 deals. 135.302 million units of FBN Holdings shares priced at N518.250 million exchanged hands in 829 transactions. Zenith Bank had 133.173 million shares valued at N1.649 billion traded in 1,595 deals. Access Bank traded 35.227 million shares estimated at N194.182 million in 443 transactions. UBA traded 22.814 million shares valued at N114.913 million in 353 deals.