The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 4,354 deals on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, higher than the 4,154 deals it closed with on Monday, December 14, 2020. The volume reached 264,24 million units at the close of the market on Tuesday, higher than the 208,09 million units it closed with on Monday.
The value of trades recorded on Tuesday was NGN2,947 billion, lower than the NGN3,700 billion of Monday. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the All-Share Index reached 35,225.22 index points, higher than the 34,843.44 All-Share Index of Monday.
The stock market also ended with a NGN18,410 trillion equity capitalisation on Tuesday, higher than the NGN18,211 trillion recorded on Monday.
Dangote Cement led the top gainers' chart after its stock price gained NGN7 to close trading at NGN195 per share after opening today's trading with NGN188 per share, according to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market data seen by AllNews.
Wapco was second on the table, as its stock price gained NGN1.5 kobo to close the market with NGN22.5 kobo per share, having started trading today with NGN21 per share.
Zenith Bank was the third top gainer as its stock price closed the market with NGN0.9 kobo to move from the opening price of NGN22.6 kobo per share to NGN23.5 kobo per share.
GTBank follows, closing the market with NGN0.55 kobo gain to end trading at NGN33.55 kobo per share from the opening share price of NGN33 per share.
Guinness was last on the top five gainers' table after its share price gained NGN0.35 kobo to close trading at NGN18 per share, having opened trade at NGN17.65 kobo per share.
On the top of the losers' list is Grief Nigeria, which had begun trading earlier today at NGN9.1 kobo per share, only to drop in price by NGN-0.9 kobo to close at NGN8.2 kobo per share at the end of trading today.
Restar Express was second on the chart after closing at NGN3.05 kobo per share from its opening trade price of NGN3.38 kobo per share; this represents a drop of NGN-0.33 kobo.
International Breweries share price fell by NGN-0.2 kobo as its share price closed trading at NGN6.27 kobo per share, lower than the NGN6.47 kobo per share it opened with.
FCMB also recorded a drop in its share price as it declined by NGN-0.15 kobo to close trading at NGN2.87 kobo per share, below the NGN3.02 kobo per share it opened with.
Ardova completed the top five losers chart after it closed trading with NGN12.05 per share, declining by NGN-0.15 kobo from the NGN12.2 kobo per share it opened trading with.
AllNews learnt that the top trade in the stock market for today was Access Bank, which traded a volume of over 36.47 million units worth NGN295.34 million. First Bank was the second most traded stock today with over 33.83 million units worth over NGN236.63 million. Zenith Bank was next on the list, trading 23.41 million units worth NGN538.62 million.
Dangote Sugar was the fourth on the most traded stock list, closing the market with over 23.03 million units traded at a cost of over NGN407.56 million, while Jaiz Bank completed the top five list with over 22.15 million units traded today, worth NGN13.42 million.