The Nigerian bourse continued its upward trend as the All Share Index recorded a 1.47% increase to close at 21,384.03 points. Market capitalization also rose by 1.47% to N11.144 trillion, as investors gained N161.96 billion.
Activity level in terms of volume and value dropped, with volume traded fell to 314.90 million, while value traded declined to N5.018 billion in 5,427 deals.
First Bank Nigeria was the most traded stock by volume at 56.01 million units, followed by UBA with 37.7 million units of trades.
Sectors performances were mainly positive as four of the five indices recorded gains. Consumer Goods Index (+5.03%) led gains among the sectors, trailed by Banking (+3.96%), Oil & Gas (+1.36%) and Insurance (+0.20%), while Industrial Index (-0.57%) lagged.
DANGSUGAR (+9.74%), CADBURY (+9.52%) and NESTLE (+8.52%) all recorded solid gains to lift the Consumer Goods Index. Sustained buy interest in UBA (+9.73%) and FBNH (+6.82%) spurs the lenders Index, as SEPLAT (+1.00%), AIICO (+5.00%) propped the Oil & Gas and Insurance Index, while BUACEMENT -2.22% price depreciation impacted the industrial Index.
DANGSUGAR up 9.74% to close atN10.7, NESTLE up 8.52% to close at N830.2, WAPCO up 7.20% to close at N12.65, STANBIC up 6.12% to close at N26, SEPLAT up 1.00% to close at N495.