Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Friday closed on a negative note as the All Share Index depreciated by 0.09% to settle at 43,270.94 points, from the previous close of 43,308.29points, bringing the year-to-date to 7.51%, the month-to-date to 11.71% and the week-to-date to -0.09% respectively.
Investors lost 20billion as Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.09% to close at N22.578 trillion from the previous close of N22.598 trillion. An aggregate of 213.115 million units of shares were traded in 4,009 deals, valued at N2.359 billion.
The market breadth closed negative as 13 equities gained while 20 equities declined in their share prices.
AIICO Plc led other gainers with 8.57% growth to close at N0.77 from the previous close of N0.70
Veritas, ABC Transport and Courtville amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 4.76%, 3.03% and 2.56% respectively.
UPDC Plc led other price decliners as it shed 9.92% off its share price to close at N1.18 from the previous close of N1.31.
CHIPlc, Regalins and Interbrew amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 7.27%, 4.76% and 4.00% respectively.
FCMB Plc traded about 58.454million units of its shares in 85 deals, valued at N179.917million.
AIICO Plc traded about 13.506million units of its shares in 70 deals, valued at N10.386Million.
Zenith Bank Plc traded about 12.777million units of its shares in 340 deals, valued at N308.695Million.