The domestic bourse maintained the bull run bringing the benchmark index up by 0.27% to close at 52,235.88 points. Buying interest in BUAFOODS (+5.88%), ZENITHBANK (+1.11%) and STANBIC (+0.54%) offset losses in GTCO (-0.40%), WAPCO (-0.83%) and NB (-10.00%). Accordingly, the market remains on track for its first weekly gain in the month. Consequently, the year-to-date (YTD) return rose to 1.92%, while the market capitalisation gained ₦75.28bn to close at ₦28.44trn.
Analysis of today’s market activities showed trade turnover settled lower relative to the previous session, with the value of transactions down by 9.52%. A total of 2.33bn shares valued at ₦17.62bn were exchanged in 6,958 deals. ACCESSCORP (-3.38%) led the volume and value charts with 1.23bn units traded in deals worth ₦12.51bn.
Market breadth closed positive at a 1.40-to-1 ratio with advancing issues outnumbering declining ones. HONYFLOUR (+10.00%) topped twenty (20) others on the leader’s log while NB (-10.00%) topped fourteen (14) others on the laggard’s table.
Find below key highlights of market activities
|Market Cap. (₦ ‘trillion)||28.44||0.27||1.89|
|Value (₦ ‘billion)||17.62||-9.52|
Dividend Information for 2023
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