Equities market gains over N100bn as investors buy Zenith, GTBank, others
Trading on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited closed in green zone on Thursday as investors raised stakes in stocks like Zenith Bank Plc, Eterna Plc, GTBank Plc, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc and Lasaco Plc.
The record positive seen on Custom Street came as investors realise the market offers reentry opportunities for value hunters as prices of most counters hit record lows.
The All Share Index (ASI) of the Bourse stood higher by 0.54percent to close at 38,914.84 points, from 38,706.13 points recorded the preceding day.
The negative return year-to-date (YtD) stood lower at -3.37percent. This week alone, the market has increased by 0.69 percent, while this month it has declined by 2.22 percent.
Also, the value of listed stocks on the Bourse increased by N109billion, from the preceding day high of N20.251trillion to N20.360trillion.
Eterna Plc led the gainers league after its share price moved from N4.62 to N5.08, up by 46percent or 9.96percent.
Lasaco also advanced, from N1.2 to N1.3, up by 10kobo or 8.33 percent. Zenith Bank moved up from preceding day low of N20.5 to N22, up by N1.5 or 7.32percent.
GTBank rose from N28 to N29.8, adding N1.8 or 6.43 percent while Dangote Sugar moved from N16 to N17, up by N1 or 6.25 percent.
Unity Bank, GTBank, Zenith Bank and FBN Holdings were actively traded stocks on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited. In 4,040 deals, investors exchanged 1,468,421,633 units valued at N5.853billion.