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Investors stake N9.3b equities in one week

By Helen Oji
25 July 2016   |   1:21 am
The Nigerian Stock Exchange recorded a turnover of 1.350 billion shares worth N9.287 billion in 18,679 deals last week.This volume of shares traded was, however, lower than a total of 1.149 billion units, valued at N13.616 billion that changed hands in 21,868 ...

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange recorded a turnover of 1.350 billion shares worth N9.287 billion in 18,679 deals last week.This volume of shares traded was, however, lower than a total of 1.149 billion units, valued at N13.616 billion that changed hands in 21,868 deals during the preceding week.

Specifically, at the closed of transactions last week, the financial services industry (measured by volume) led the activity chart with 1.148 billion shares valued at N4.861 billion traded in 11,668 deals; thus contributing 85.01 per cent and 52.34 per cent to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The conglomerates industry followed with 73.190 million shares worth N238.895 million in 1,058 deals. The consumer goods industry ranked third with a turnover of 60.336 million shares worth N2.409 billion in 3,041 deals.

Trading in the top three equities namely –Skye Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc and FBN Holdings Plc (measured by volume) accounted for 573.927 million shares worth N1.250 billion in 3,745 deals, contributing 42.51 per cent and 13.46 per cent to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

Also traded during the week were a total of 11,420 units of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) valued at N136,400.05 executed in 42 deals, compared with a total of 941 units valued at N2.646 million transacted last week in 22 deals.

A total of 13,550 units of Federal government bonds valued at N14.061 million were recorded in six deals compared to a total of 44,381 units, worth N44.679 million that were exchanged in five deals during the preceding week.

The NSE All-share index and market capitalisation depreciated by 3.98 per cent to close the week at 27,659.44 and N9.500 trillion respectively.Similarly, all other Indices finished lower during the week, with the exception of the NSE Consumer Goods Index that gained 0.89 per cent. While the NSE ASeM Index closed flat On the price movement chart, 15 equities appreciated in price during the week, lower than 22 equities of the previous week. 44 equities depreciated in price, higher than 38 equities of the previous week, while 121 equities remained unchanged higher than 120 equities recorded in the preceding week.