Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Wednesday closed on a negative note as the All Share Index depreciated by 0.05% to settle at 38,852.69 points, from the previous close of 38,873.85 points, bringing the year-to-date to -1.27, the month-to-date to 0.58% and the week-to-date to -0.10% respectively.
Investors lost N10billion as Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.05% to close at N20.243trillion from the previous close of N20.253trillion. An aggregate of 155.773million units of shares were traded in 3,256 deals, valued at N1.510billion.
The market breadth closed positive as 18 equities gained while 14 equities declined in their share prices.
Transcorp Plc led other gainers with 910% growth to close at N4.95 from the previous close of N4.50.
Pharmadeko, Conoil and Cornerstone Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 9.88%, 9.84% and 8.16% respectively.
Veristas Kapital Plc led other price decliners as it shed 8.7% off its share price to close at N0.23 from the previous close of N0.21.
Ucap, Chams and Japaul Gold Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 5%, 4.55% and 2.13% respectively.
Universal Insurance Plc traded about 19.041million units of its shares in 8 deals, valued at N3.808million.
UBA Plc traded about 18.779million units of its shares in 165 deals, valued at N143.097million.
Zenith Bank Plc traded about 11.757million units of its shares in 370 deals, valued at N268.830Million.