Trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Market on Wednesday saw another heavy fall in stock prices as the coronavirus outbreak continued to rattle global stock markets.
The stock market lost N425 billion and reported 18 gainers, as most blue-chip firms like Dangote, Nestle Nigeria were ruled by the bears.
Consequently, the All-Share Index dipped 815.91 basis points or 3.35% to close at 23,572.75 index points as against 24.388.66 recorded the previous day.
The market capitalization depreciated by N425 billion from N12.709 trillion the previous day to N12.284 trillion as market sentiment remained bearish.
In addition, the banking sub-sector got a boost by the activities in the shares of Sterling Bank Plc. and GTBank Plc. followed with a turnover of 439 million shares in 1,750 deals.
Further analysis of the day’s trading showed that in % terms, Chams Plc. and Courtiville Business Solution Plc topped the day’s gainers’ table with 10% to close at 22 kobo apiece per share while FCMB followed with 9.93% to close at N1.66 per share. Unilever Nigeria Plc gained 9.91% to close at N11.65 per share.
On the top losers’ side, Dangote Cement and Nestle Nigeria led the losers with a drop of 10% to close at N153.00 and N915.30 per share respectfully, while Sterling Bank Plc shed 9.93% to close at N1.27 per share. Conoil Plc. trailed with 9.88% to close at N14.60 per share.