Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Thursday closed on a positive note as the All Share Index appreciated by 0.16% to settle at 40,829.15points, from the previous close of 40,765.20 points, bringing the year-to-date to 4%, the month-to-date to 5.60% and the week-to-date to 1.51% respectively.
Investors gained N33billion as Market Capitalization appreciated by 0.16% to close at N21.275trillion from the previous close of N21.242trillion. An aggregate of 812.298billion units of shares were traded in 4,863deals, valued at N10.575billion.
The market breadth closed positive as 23 equities gained while 20 equities declined in their share prices.
UPL Plc led other gainers with 9.92% growth to close at N1.44 from the previous close of N1.31.
Presco, Chams and Universal Insurance Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 5.92%, 4.76% and 4.76% respectively.
BOC Gas Plc led other price decliners as it shed 9.87% off its share price to close at N11.50 from the previous close of N11.65.
Caverton, Mansard and Courtville Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 9.71%, 5.22% and 4.88% respectively.
First Bank Plc traded about 132.012million units of its shares in 875 deals, valued at N1.334Billion.
Fidelity Bank Plc traded about 20.589million units of its shares in 158 deals, valued at N38.380million.
Wema Bank Plc traded about 15.177million units of its shares in 101 deals, valued at N11.311Million.