Transactions on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday closed on a negative note as the All Share Index depreciated by 1.12% to settle at 46,009.23 points, from the previous close of 45.529.99 points, bringing the year-to-date to 7.81%, the month-to-date to 7.81% and the week-to-date to 0.04% respectively.
Investors lost N280Billion as Market Capitalization depreciated by 1.12% to close at N24.793trillion from the previous close of N25.073trillion. An aggregate of 279.441Million units of shares were traded in 4,582 deals, valued at N2.763Billion.
The market breadth closed positive as 26 equities gained while 18 equities declined in their share prices.
Guinness Plc led other gainers with 10% growth to close at N42.50 from the previous close of N46.75.
International Brewery, ETI, and Prestige Insurance Plc amongst other gainers also grew their share prices by 10%, 9.63% and 9.52% respectively.
Nem Insurance Plc led other price decliners as it shed 8.57% off its share price to close at N3.20 from the previous close of N3.50.
Dangote Cement, Aiico Insurance and Ardova Plc amongst other losers also shed their share prices by 8.53%, 5.00% and 4.96% respectively.
UPDCreit Plc traded about 46,355million units of its shares in 101 deals, valued at N181.873Million.
Courtville Plc traded about 36.082million units of its shares in 132 deals, valued at N21.321Million.
Transport Plc traded about 36.746million units of its shares in 132 deals, valued at N18.247Million.