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Investors Lose N782m In One Week As Index Sheds 1.10%


By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Investors in the capital market in Nigeria lost about N782 million this week as a turnover of 678.710 million shares worth N6.875 billion in 11,808 deals were traded on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

This was in contrast to a total of 674.721 million shares valued at N7.657 billion that exchanged hands last week in 12,290 deals.

During the week, the Financial Services Industry as measured by volume led the activity chart with 529.258 million shares sold at N2.774 billion in 6,290 deals; thus contributing 77.98% and 40.35% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

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The Consumer Goods Industry followed with 58.413 million shares worth N2.704 billion in 2,223 deals, while the third place was occupied by the Conglomerates Industry with a turnover of 50.376 million shares worth N95.110 million in 537 deals.

Trading in the Top Three Equities namely – FBN Holdings Plc, Access Bank Plc and FCMB Group Plc

(measured by volume) accounted for 226.665 million shares worth N757.967 million in 1,879 deals, contributing 33.39 percent and 11.03 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The NSE All-Share Index and Market Capitalization depreciated by 1.10 percent to close the week at 27,294.21 and N9.375 trillion respectively.

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During the week, 21 equities appreciated in price, higher than 16 equities of the previous week, while 41 equities depreciated in price, higher than 38 equities of the previous week and 118 equities remained unchanged lower than 126 equities recorded in the preceding week.

Also, a total volume of 889,981,552 ordinary shares of 50k each belonging to The Initiates Plc at N0.85 were admitted to trade at The Exchange by introduction on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. The security was listed on the Alternative Securities Market Board (ASeM).

It was gathered that all other Indices finished higher during the week with the exception of the NSE Premium, NSE 30, NSE Banking, NSE Insurance Indices that depreciated by 3.53 percent, 0.43 percent, 0.44 percent and 0.29 percent.

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Also during the week, a total of 5.079 million units of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) valued at N49.828 million were executed in 57 deals, compared with a total of 10,779 units valued at N63,890.18 transacted last week in 22 deals.

In the same vein, a total of 4,100 units of Federal Government Bonds valued at N4.287 million were traded in 3 deals compared to a total of 1,700 units of Federal Government Bonds valued at N1.518 million transacted last week in 1 deal.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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