The nation’s bourse returned to the constructive territory on Thursday, rebounding by N15 billion following positive aspects posted by FBN Holdings simply as Nigeria’s GDP expanded by 5.01 per cent.
Particularly, the market capitalisation inched larger by N15 billion or 0.07 per cent to shut at N20.568 trillion from N20.553 trillion on Wednesday.
Additionally, the All-Share Index appreciated by 0.07 per cent to shut at 39,477.18 in contrast with 39,449.82 posted on Wednesday.
Accordingly, the month-to-date acquire elevated to 2.4 per cent, whereas the year-to-date loss moderated to 2.0 per cent.
The constructive market efficiency was pushed by value appreciation in massive, and medium capitalised shares, together with Eterna, GlaxoSmithKline, Presco, Honeywell Flour Mills, and UACN Property Growth Firm.
Consequently, the market breadth closed constructive with 27 gainers in distinction with 12 losers. Eterna led the gainers’ chart in share phrases gaining 9.97 per cent to shut at N7.50 per share.
UPDC adopted with a acquire of 9.74 per cent to shut at N1.69, and AIICO went up by 8.42 per cent to shut at N1.03 per share.
GlaxoSmithKline rose by 7.94 per cent to shut at N6.80, whereas Honeywell Flour Mills gained 7.45 per cent to shut at N3.46 per share.
Then again, Ikeja Resort drove the losers’ chart in share phrases by 10 per cent to shut at N1.26 per share.
SCOA adopted with a decline of 9.43 per cent to shut at N1.44, whereas Related Bus Firm was down by 8.33 per cent to shut at 33k per share.
Champion Breweries misplaced 4.55 per cent to shut at N2.10, whereas Japaul Gold and Ventures shed 3.85 per cent to shut at 50k per share.
Nevertheless, the overall quantity of trades declined by 6.05 per cent to 186.33 million models valued at N1.79 billion achieved in 3,595 offers.
This was in opposition to a complete of 198.33 million shares price N1.06 billion shares accounted in 3,336 offers on Wednesday.
Transactions within the shares of Sovereign Belief Insurance coverage topped the exercise chart with 19.67 million shares valued at N4.64 million. Lafarge Africa adopted with 17.43 million shares price N382.42 million, whereas Honeywell Flour Mills traded 15.04 million shares valued at N52.41 million.
Mutual Advantages Assurance traded 14.65 million shares valued at N4.52 million, whereas UPDC transacted 10.39 million shares price N17.32 million.
In the meantime, Eterna introduced on the alternate the acquisition of 794.97 million, representing a 60.98 per cent fairness stake by Preline Ltd as a part of the divestment means of six of its substantial shareholders.