At the close of the market today, the Equity Market ended trading session with an aggregate of 27,287.89 to produce a marginal loss of 0.10% (compared to 27,314 and 0.26% loss recorded yesterday).
The market breadth (No of Gainers/No of Losers) moderately declined compared to yesterday (0.67x vs. 0.70x) as pessimistic activities dominated bargain hunting activities: 18 Gainers were recorded against 27 Losers in the trading chart.
Further analysis showed a fresh optimistic sentiment in favour of the Industrial Goods, Financial Services (Banking & Insurance) and Consumer Goods sectors.
The top 5 Gainers were UNILEVER (+4.08), WAPCO (+2.14), TOTAL (+1.93), GUINNESS (+1.82) and DANGCEM (+0.95). The top 5 Losers were FO (-13.08), SEPLAT (-10.00), NESTLE (-3.01), NB (-1.97) and GLAXOSMITH (-1.34).
5 most actively traded stocks were FBNH, GUARANTY, ZENITH, NB and ACCESS.
In terms of VOLUME, GUARANTY, UNHOMES, FBNH, ZENITH and MANSARD topped the list of equities on the trading chart.
Furthermore, within the Nigerian All Share Index, the Industrial index posted the strongest gain of 1.31%, while the Oil & Gas, Insurance, Consumer Goods and Banking indices posted losses of 3.84%, 1.03%, 0.03% and 0.01%.