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Nigerian Stock Exchange Price List: The latest Nigerian stock market today brought news of the exchange closing at 4,046 deals on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, lower than the 4,681 deals it closed with on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, while the volume reached 322.7 million units at the close of the market on Wednesday, lower than the 413.1 million units it closed with on Tuesday.
The value of trades recorded on Wednesday was NGN4,039 billion, lower than the NGN4,527 billion of Tuesday. Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the All-Share Index reached 26,831.76 index points, higher than the 26,611.96 index points it ended trading with on Tuesday. The stock market also ended with NGN14,024 trillion equity capitalisation on Wednesday, higher than the NGN13,907 trillion of Tuesday.
Total led the top gainers' chart after its stock price gained NGN8.8 to close trading at NGN96.8 kobo per share after opening today's trading with NGN88 per share, this is according to Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market data seen by AllNews. Dangote Cement was second on the table, as its stock price gained NGN3.9 kobo to close the market with NGN142.9 kobo per share, having started trading today with NGN139 per share.
MTN Nigeria was the third top gainer as its stock price closed the market with NGN1.5 kobo gain to move from the opening price of NGN127.5 kobo per share to NGN129 per share. GTBank came next, closing the market with a gain of NGN1 to end trading with NGN28.05 per share from the opening share price of NGN27.05 per share. UAC Nigeria was last on the top five gainers' table after its share price rose from NGN6.35 kobo per share to close trading at NGN6.95 kobo per share, after gaining NGN0.6 kobo.
On the top of the losers' list is Nigerian Breweries, which had begun trading earlier today at NGN52.55 per share, only to drop in price by NGN-3.55 to close at NGN49 per share at the end of trading today. PZ Cusson was second on the chart after closing at NGN4 per share from its opening trade price of NGN4.25 kobo per share; this represents a drop of NGN-0.25 kobo. UBN also recorded a drop in its share price as it declined by NGN-0.15 kobo to close trading at NGN5 per share, below the NGN5.15 kobo per share it opened with.
Dangote Sugar also recorded a drop in its share price as it declined by NGN-0.1 kobo to close trading at NGN12.4 kobo per share, below the NGN12.5 kobo per share it opened with. UPL completed the top five losers chart after it closed trading with NGN1.24 per share, declining by -6.77% from the NGN1.33 kobo per share it opened trading with.
AllNews learnt that the top trades in the stock market for today were Sterling Bank, which traded a volume of over 83.6 million units worth NGN105.4 billion. Access Bank was the second most traded stock today with over 46.1 million units worth over NGN308.3 million. Zenith Bank was next on the list, trading 24.8 million units worth NGN443.3 million.
Lafarge Wapco was the fourth on the most traded stock list, closing the market with over 18.7 million units traded at a cost of over NGN280.5 million, while Fidelity Bank completed the top five list with over 17.1 million units traded today, worth NGN32.1 million.
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