By Taofik Salako, Deputy Group Enterprise Editor
Nigerian equities on Wednesday recorded their first optimistic closing this week as bargain-hunting for large-cap shares lifted the market to a marginal internet capital achieve of N8 billion.
The All Share Index (ASI)- the widespread value-based index that tracks share costs on the Nigerian Inventory Trade (NSE), inched up by 15.67 factors or 0.06 per cent to shut at 24,130.26 factors as in opposition to opening index of 24,114.59 factors.
Mixture market capitalisation of all quoted equities additionally improved by N8 billion to shut at N12.587 trillion in contrast with opening worth of N12.579 trillion.
The upturn was pushed largely by positive aspects recorded by extremely capitalised shares together with Airtel Africa, Dangote Sugar, Warranty Belief Financial institution and Entry Financial institution.
Sunu Assurances led the gainers, in proportion phrases, rising by 10 per cent to shut at 22 kobo per share. Cutix adopted with 7.69 per cent to shut at N1.82. Dangote Sugar improved by 5.17 per cent to shut at N12.20, per share.Mutual Advantages Assurance rose by 4.76 per cent to shut at 22 kobo whereas Airtel Africa rose by 3.44 per cent to shut at N340 per share.
On the detrimental aspect, Julius Berger led the losers’ chart, in proportion phrases, dropping 9.88 per cent, to shut at N15.50, per share. Nigerian Breweries adopted with a decline of 9.84 per cent to shut at N30.70. Linkage Assurance misplaced 9.80 per cent to shut at 46ok, per share.Wapic Insurance coverage dipped 9.09 per cent to shut at 30ok whereas Caverton Offshore Assist Group dropped by 6.15 per cent to shut at N1.83 per share.
Whole turnover stood at 208.21 million shares, valued at N1.76 billion in 3,648 offers.
Sterling Financial institution was probably the most lively inventory with a turnover of 77.19 million shares valued at N95.71 million. United Financial institution for Africa adopted with 19.82 million shares valued at N119.99 million. Zenith Financial institution traded 15.95 million shares price N247.89 million.
FBN Holdings recorded 12.86 million shares valued at N64.97 million whereas FCMB Group traded 9.34 million shares price N17.74 million.