Equity sustains bullish run, gains N85bn

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The Nigerian equity market closed positively on Tuesday, gaining 133.98 basis points as the market remain favourable.

The NGX All Share Index advanced by133.98 basis points or 0.20 per cent closing at N70613.60 points compared to previous day gain of 0.40 per cent which closed at 70479.62 points.

Market capitalisation of listed equities also appreciated by N85 billion to N38.787 trillion from N38.712 trillion reported the previous day.

The NGX trading result showed that market activities lifted as result of increase in the share price of FBNHoldings, PZ , FCMB, Fidelity Bank Glaxosmith among others.

An analysis of the investment showed that PZ Cusson led gainers table in percentage terms, increasing by 10 per cent to close at N22.00, Glaxosmith followed with a gain of 9.93 per cent to N14.95 per unit, Daar Communications added 9.52 per cent to N0.23 per unit, Japaul Gold up by 9.35 per cent to close at N1.52 per share, International Breweries gained 8.43 per cent to close at N4.50 per share.

On the contrary, Northern Nigeria Flour Mills topped losers chart, dropping by 10 per cent to N18.00 per share, TIP followed with 9.65 per cent to close at N1.03 per share, Royal Express down by 9.26 per cent to close N0.49 per unit, Omatek fell by 8.77 per cent to close at N0.52 per share while Eterna Plc fell by 8.62 per cent to close at N13.25 per share.

Volume of activities during the day rose by 58.27 million, representing 14.90 per cent as investors traded 449.283 million shares valued at N5.444 billion in 7100 deals against 391.013 million shares worth N7.705 billion exchanged hands the previous day in 6837 deals.

Transactions in the shares of FBNHoldings led market activities during the day with 52.023 million shares valued at N1.026 billion, Chi Plc followed with account of 49.525 million shares cost N49.462 million, Fidelity Bank traded 42.020 million shares valued at N381.493 million, United Bank for Africa exchanged 41.466 million shares cost N847.006 million while Japaul Gold traded 37.079 million shares cost N55.154 million.

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