15 January 2013

Nigeria: NSE Capitalisation Appreciates By N121 Billion, Asi Grows By 1.3 Percent

A total of 822.69 million shares worth N5.1 billion were traded in 7,380 deals on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

This was against the 474.11 million shares valued at N3.5 billion traded in 6,316 deals on Monday. The All-Share Index rose by 377.25 points or 1.3 per cent to close at 29,686.94 in contrast to the 29,309.69 posted on Monday.

Also, the market capitalisation appreciated by N121 billion or 1.3 per cent to close at N9.494 trillion against the N9.373 trillion recorded on Monday

Total led the price gainers' chart with a gain of N4.60 to close at N138.40 per share. Nigerian Breweries appreciated by N2.38 to close at N151.50 per share, while NewGold gained N2 to close at N2, 514 per unit

Julius Berger grew by N1.19 to close at N35.20 per share, while Presco rose by N1.50 to close at N21.05 per share. Conversely, Unilever led the price losers' pack with a loss of N1 to close at N44 per share.

BocGas lost 32k to close at N6.24 per share, while John Holt dropped 13k to close at N2.65 per share.

UBN dipped by 9k to close at N7.91 per share, while Cutix fell by 8k to close at N1.52 per share. (NAN)

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