Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Thursday closed on a positive note as the All Share Index appreciated by 1.59% to settle at 40.221.17 points, from the previous close of 39,592.29 points, bringing the year-to-date to 2.49, the month-to-date to 4.09% and the week-to-date to 3.39% respectively.
Investors gained N328billion as Market Capitalization appreciated by 1.59% to close at N20.956trillion from the previous close of N20.628trillion. An aggregate of 1.047billion units of shares were traded in 3,752 deals, valued at N7.421billion.
The market breadth closed positive as 20 equities gained while 14 equities declined in their share prices.
UPL Plc led other gainers with 9.82% growth to close at N1.23 from the previous close of N1.12.
Pharmadeko, May and Baker and Sovereign Insurance Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 9.81%, 9.17% and 9.09% respectively.
CHAMS Plc led other price decliners as it shed 8.7% off its share price to close at N0.21 from the previous close of N0.23.
Mansard, Jaiz Bank and Livestock Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 4.12%, 3.23% and 2.69% respectively.
First Bank Plc traded about 53.764million units of its shares in 300 deals, valued at N430.464illion.
Transcorp Plc traded about 23.311million units of its shares in 87 deals, valued at N22.195million.
GTCO Plc traded about 19.417million units of its shares in 203 deals, valued at N544.348Million.