The Nigerian Equity Market returned to the positive territory today, as the NSE All Share index (ASI) gained 0.22%to settle the Year-to- Date return of the market at 36.68%. The ASI closed the at 36,732.24 basis point against the previous close of 36,652.82 basis point while the market capitalization closed at ₦12.64 trillion, compared to a previous close of ₦12.62 trillion.
Volume traded increased by 31.89%, from 336.39 million to 443.68 million while the total value of stocks traded also increased by 73.09%, from ₦1.83 billion to ₦3.18 billion in 2,993.00 deals compared to 3,689.00 deals traded previously.
DIAMONDBNK, UBA, ZENITHBANK, TRANSCORPP, and FIDELITYBK were the most active stocks by volume While NESTLE, ZENITHBANK, DIAMONDBNK, GUARANTY, and UBA topped the activity chart by value. Meanwhile, MANSARD led the gainers chart by 6.49% to close at ₦2.46 while UPL topped the losers chart by shedding 4.90%to close at ₦2.33.