Investors Gain N54BN As Stock Market Rises Further

The equity market sustained its positive outlook on Tuesday for the seventh trading session as the Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index rose further by 0.39 per cent.

Market watchers attributed the development to sustained confidence as bargain hunters leveraged under-valued stocks.

The market breadth closed on a positive note with 16 gainers against 11 losers.

The ASI gained 104.12 basis points or 0.39 per cent to close at 26,611.96 as against the 26,507.84 recorded the previous day.

The market capitalisation of equities appreciated by N54bn to close at N13.91tn from N13.85tn as market sentiment remained in the green zone.

A turnover of 413.10 million shares traded in 4,681 deals was recorded in the day’s trading.

The premium subsector was the most active (measured by turnover volume) with 208.65 million shares exchanged by investors in 2,171 deals.

Volume in the subsector was largely driven by trading activities on the shares of the United Bank for Africa Plc and Zenith Bank Plc.

The banking subsector was boosted by trading activities on the shares of Sterling Bank Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, with a turnover of 122.34 million shares in 602 deals.

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