The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opens the week tradings' on a bearish note. The All Share-Index (ASI) declined by 1.26% to close at 28,484.44 basis points. Year-to-Date the ASI was down by 9.37%.
The equity market capitalization closed at N10.701 trillion in contrast to N10.842 trillion recorded last week Friday. The market breadth closed with 11 gainers and 30 losers. Okomu Oil led the gainers' chart while NEM Insurance Plc led the top losers' chart.
United Capital Plc was the most traded stock by volume. The stock sold 41.2 million units of its shares valued at N289.1 million. Guaranty Trust Bank was the most traded stock by volume. The company sold 37.9 million shares valued at N1.1 billion.
UBA sold 15.9 million units worth N96.8 million. Sterling Bank transacted 13 million units valued at N34.4 million. Transnational corporations of Nigeria ranked in 12.2 million units valued at N14.2 million.
Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc was the best-performed stock for the day. The stock appreciated by 10% to close at N77. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals plc also appreciated by 10% to close at 55 Kobo.
AG Leventis Nigeria Plc was up by 8.33% to close at 26 Kobo. Africa Prudential Plc appreciated by 7.91% to close at N3.82. Japaul Oil completes the top five gainers for the day. The stock increased by 7.69% to close at 28 Kobo.
NEM Insurance Plc was the worst performed stock for the day. The stock shed 10% to close at N2.25. Chams Plc also depreciated by 10% to close at 36 Kobo. United Capital Plc was down by 9.37% to close at N2.32.
Goldlink Insurance Plc declined by 8.70% to close at 21 Kobo. Jaiz Bank Plc rounds up the top five losers chart. The stock went down by 8% to
close at 46 Kobo.