A total of 461.27 million shares worth N5.4 billion were exchanged in 7,382 deals on Tuesday on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
This was against 414.03 million shares valued at N4.1 billion traded in 7,187 deals on Monday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the All-Share Index, which opened at 36,464.35, depreciated by 712.96 points or 1.9 per cent to close at 35,751.39. Similarly, market capitalisation depreciated by N226 billion to close at 11.29 trillion against N11.52 trillion archived on Monday.
NAN reports that Total led the price losers’ chart with N8.07 to close at N157 per share. Cadbury followed with a loss of N5 to close at N50 per share, while Nigerian Breweries lost N4.99 to close at N150 per share. PZ Cussons depreciated by N4.50 to close at N40.50 per share, while UACN dipped by N4.25 to close at N53 per share.
On the other hand, Nestle topped the price gainers’ chart with N2 to close at N993 per share. NNFM gained 59k to close at N26.50 per share, while Champion rose by 53k to close at N5.85 per share. Dangote Sugar appreciated by 52k to close at N10.35 per share, while ETI grew by 49k to close at N14.99 per share. NAN reports that Access Bank was the most active, recording 70.1million shares valued at N722.81 million. Zenith followed with 41.97 million shares worth N793.45 million.