Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Friday closed on a positive note as the All Share Index appreciated by 0.10% to settle at 40,868.36points, from the previous close of 40,829.15points, bringing the year-to-date to 4.1%, the month-to-date to 5.70% and the week-to-date to 1.61% respectively.
Investors gained N21billion as Market Capitalization appreciated by 0.10% to close at N21.296trillion from the previous close of N21.275trillion. An aggregate of 331.060million units of shares were traded in 3,986 deals, valued at N2.919billion.
The market breadth closed positive as 21 equities gained while 17 equities declined in their share prices.
UPL Plc led other gainers with 9.72% growth to close at N1.58 from the previous close of N1.44.
Sovereign Insurance, Caverton and NPF Micro Finance Bank Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 9.09%, 6.33% and 5.26% respectively.
Academy Plc led other price decliners as it shed 7.69% off its share price to close at N0.36 from the previous close of N0.39.
Africa Prudential, Honeywell Flour, and Jaiz Bank Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 6.06%, 3.78% and 3.33% respectively.
First Bank Plc traded about 154.679million units of its shares in 629 deals, valued at N1.542Billion.
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc traded about 17,328million units of its shares in 202 deals, valued at N495.235million.
Fidelity Bank Plc traded about 13.787million units of its shares in 135 deals, valued at N35.866Million.