Opening the week, Nigerian equities extended gains from last week as the benchmark index closed 0.22% stronger to settle at 52,579.52 points. Sustained buy interests in ZENITHBANK (+1.46%), GTCO (+1.87%) and WAPCO (+0.61%) buoyed the markets performance. Consequently, the year-to-date (YTD) return rose to 2.59%, while market capitalization gained ₦61.53bn to close at ₦28.63trn.
Analysis of today’s market activities showed trade turnover settled higher relative to the previous session, with the value of transactions up by 26.54%. A total of 511.38m shares valued at ₦7.14bn were exchanged in 5,883 deals. ACCESSCORP (+2.67%) led volume and value charts with 167.62m units traded in deals worth ₦1.92bn.
Market breadth closed positive at a 1.77-to-1 ratio with advancing issues outnumbering declining ones. INTBREW (+6.82%) topped twenty-two (22) others on the leader’s log while TRANSCORP (-7.73%) topped twelve (12) others on the laggard’s table.
Find below key highlights of market activities
|Market Cap. (₦ ‘trillion)||28.63||0.22||2.56|
|Value (₦ ‘billion)||7.14||26.54|
Dividend Information for 2023
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