Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Thursday closed on a negative note as the All Share Index depreciated by 0.22% to settle at 43,609.06points, from the previous close of 43,707.30points, bringing the year-to-date to 8.29%, the month-to-date to 11.68% and the week-to-date to 3.78% respectively.
Investors lost 82Billion as Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.22% to close at N22.727trillion from the previous close of N22.809trillion. An aggregate of 161.309million units of shares were traded in 3,574deals, valued at N2.140Bllion.
The market breadth closed negative as 12 equities gained while 21 equities declined in their share prices.
Unity Bank Plc led other gainers with 7.27% growth to close at N0.59 from the previous close of N0.55.
FTN Cocoa, Universal Insurance and Wapco Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 5%, 4.76% and 2.62% respectively.
Cornerstone Insurance Plc led other price decliners as it shed 8.77% off its share price to close at N0.52 from the previous close of N0.57.
Cutix, E-Transact and Regency Assurance Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 8.06%, 7.32% and 7.32% respectively.
First Bank Plc traded about 28.155million units of its shares in 256 deals, valued at N322.074Billion.
Transcorp Plc traded about 23.506million units of its shares in 103 deals, valued at N23,506Million.
Zenith Bank Plc traded about 12.521million units of its shares in 354 deals, valued at N301.203Million.