Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange on Tuesday closed on a negative note as the All Share Index depreciated by 0.22% to settle at 42,317.52 points, from the previous close of 42,411.12 points, bringing the year-to-date to 5.32%, the month-to-date to 9.52% and the week-to-date to 1.04% respectively.
Investors lost N49 Billion as Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.22 to close at N22,081 trillion from the previous close of N22,130 trillion. An aggregate of 270,093 million units of shares were traded in 3,753 deals, valued at N2,299 billion.
The market breadth closed negative as 13 equities gained while 18 equities declined in their share prices.
Custodian Insurance Plc led other gainers with 9.86% growth to close at N7.80 from the previous close of N7.10.
Royal Exchange, Meyer and Unity Bank Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 8.62%, 8.33% and 6.82% respectively.
UDD Creit Plc led other price decliners as it shed 6.67% off its share price to close at N4.20 from the previous close of N4.50.
Japaul Gold, Caverton and GTCO Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 5.13%, 4.62% and 3.85% respectively.
Access Bank Plc traded about 55.041million units of its shares in 142 deals, valued at N497.742million.
Universal Insurance Plc traded about 53.158million units of its shares in 9 deals, valued at N10.632million.
Unity Bank Plc traded about 25.225million units of its shares in 92 deals, valued at N11.877Million.