Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Thursday closed on a negative note as the All Share Index depreciated by 0.15% to settle at 43,285.97points, from the previous close of 43,349.90points, bringing the year-to-date to 7.55%, the month-to-date to 11.75% and the week-to-date to 0.08% respectively.
Investors lost 34Billion as Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.15% to close at N22.589trillion from the previous close of N22.623trillion. An aggregate of 210,545million units of shares were traded in 3,423 deals, valued at N2,606Bllion.
The market breadth closed negative as 12 equities gained while 23 equities declined in their share prices.
E-tramsact Plc led other gainers with 10% growth to close at N2.09 from the previous close of N1.90.
Vitafoam, Academy and Jaiz Bank Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 10%, 9.09% and 6.45% respectively.
Chams Plc led other price decliners as it shed 8.70% off its share price to close at N0.21 from the previous close of N0.23.
Regency Assurance, Unity Bank, and First Bank Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 7.50%, 7.41% and 6.50% respectively.
Sterling Bank Plc traded about 60,191million units of its shares in 39 deals, valued at N90,310Million.
E-Transact Plc traded about 14,084million units of its shares in 6 deals, valued at N29,436Million.
Transcorp Plc traded about 13,136million units of its shares in 96 deals, valued at N12,703Million.