Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Thursday closed on a positive note as the All Share Index appreciated by 0.07% to settle at 39,477.18 points, from the previous close of 39,449.82 points, bringing the year-to-date to 0.04, the month-to-date to 2.23% and the week-to-date to -0.01% respectively.
Investors gained N14billion as Market Capitalization appreciated by 0.07% to close at N20.568trillion from the previous close of N20.554trillion. An aggregate of 186.327million units of shares were traded in 3,595 deals, valued at N1.794billion.
The market breadth closed positive as 27 equities gained while 12 equities declined in their share prices.
Eterna oil Plc led other gainers with 9.97% growth to close at N1.40 from the previous close of N1.26.
UPDC, Aiico Insurance and Glaxosmithkline Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 9.74%, 8.42% and 7.94% respectively.
Ikeja Hotel Plc led other price decliners as it shed 10% off its share price to close at N6.82 from the previous close of N7.50.
SCOA, ABC Transport and Champion Brewery Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 9.43%, 8.33% and 4.55% respectively.
Sovereign Insurance Plc traded about 19.672million units of its shares in 34 deals, valued at N4.642million.
WAPCO Plc traded about 17.431million units of its shares in 140 deals, valued at N382.415Million
Honywell Flour Plc traded about 15.038million units of its shares in 217 deals, valued at N52.410million.