Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Wednesday closed on a negative note as the All Share Index depreciated by 0.24% to settle at 43,349.90points, from the previous close of 43,444.20points, bringing the year-to-date to 7.70%, the month-to-date to 11.09% and the week-to-date to 0.23% respectively.
Investors lost 49Billion as Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.24% to close at N22.623trillion from the previous close of N22.672trillion. An aggregate of 264,789million units of shares were traded in 4,230 deals, valued at N6,084Bllion.
The market breadth closed negative as 18 equities gained while 24 equities declined in their share prices.
ABC Transport Plc led other gainers with 10% growth to close at N0.33 from the previous close of N0.30.
Chams, Cutix and Wema Bank Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 4.55%, 3.08% and 2.35% respectively.
Japaul Gold Plc led other price decliners as it shed 9.09% off its share price to close at N0.40 from the previous close of N0.44.
Neimeth, Unity Bank and Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 9.09%, 8.47% and 8.06% respectively.
First Bank Plc traded about 68,612million units of its shares in 319 deals, valued at N856,175Million.
Inernational Brewery Plc traded about 36,694million units of its shares in 48deals, valued at N201,823Million.
GTCO Plc traded about 24.221million units of its shares in 507 deals, valued at N644.044Million.