The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All Share Index (ASI) decreased by 0.53percent after Tuesday’s trading on the Bourse, while the Year-to-Date (ytd) return stood at a negative of 0.80percent.
Losses in shares of Nigerian Breweries Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, GTBank Plc, Access Bank Plc, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc and some others led to the cumulative N60billion decline in value of listed stocks.
The All Share Index closed at 31,178.71points as against the preceding day close of 31,344.24points while Market Capitalisation closed at N11.627 trillion as against preceding day close of N11.688trillion..
Nigerian Breweries Plc recorded the highest decline from day open high of N79.9 to N78, down by N1.9 or 2.38percent. Zenith Bank Plc share price also dipped from N23.45 to N22.95, losing 50kobo or 2.13percent.
GTBank Plc lost 45kobo or 1.31percent, from N34.25 to N33.8. Access Bank Plc share price decreased from N6.35 to N6.05, losing 30kobo or 4.72percent; Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc lost 20kobo or 1.40percent, from N14.3 to N14.1.
PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc share price increased from N11.3 to N12.15, gaining 85kobo or 7.52percent. RedStar Express Plc gained from N5 to N5.5, up 5kobo or 10percent. Cadbury Nigeria Plc rallied by 20kobo or 2.04percent, from N9.8 to N10.
UAC-Property Development Company Plc gained, from N1.57 to N1.72, up 15kobo or 9.55percent; while Sterling Bank Plc advanced from N2.24 to N2.3, up 6kobo or 2.68percent.
The volume of stocks traded increased by 61.44percent from 222.68 million to 359.51 million, while the total value of stocks traded increased by 3.76percent, from N1.843 billion to N1.913 billion in 3,773 deals. UBA Plc, Sterling Bank Plc, Diamond Bank Plc, and RedStar Express Plc were actively traded stocks.
The Financial Services sector led the activity chart with 301.67million shares exchanged for N1.4 billion; Services followed with 25.96million shares traded for N114 million.