Agriculture Sector contributes 109.646mn shares out of turnover of 1.538bn shares trades   


Management of the trading floor of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (The NSE) has published its 5 (five) days traded data for the week closed on August 25, 2017.  The data showed the financial services industry still maintained it leadership position by volume with 1.209 billion shares valued at N14.210 billion traded in 10,692 deals; thus contributing 78.65% and 58.68% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The Agriculture Industry overturned insurance industry position with a turnover of 109.646 million shares worth N154.438 million in 321deals. The Consumer Goods Industry recorded a turnover of 83.608 million shares worth N6.247 billion in 3,726 deals.

The reports review that a total turnover of 1.538 billion shares worth N24.218 billion in 19,187 deals were traded this week by investors on the floor of the Exchange in contrast to a total of 1.394 billion shares valued at N25.037 billion that exchanged hands last week in 23,133 deals.

The three highest equities by volume for the period under review are Unity Kapital Assurance Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and AIICO Insurance Plc which accounted for 579.065 million shares worth N7.900 billion in 1,856 deals, contributing 37.66% and 32.62% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively

“Also traded during the week were a total of 390 units of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) valued at N6,511.60 executed in 5 deals compared with a total of 5,168 units valued at N65,570.28 transacted last week in 8 deals.

“A total of 3,657 units of Federal Government Bonds valued at N2,866,267.62 were traded this week in 9 deals, compared with a total of 987 units valued at N986,951.99 transacted last week in 1 deals. A total volume of 215,644 and 522,497 units of 13.535% FGS AUG 2019 and 14.535% FGS AUG 2020 FGN Savings Bond were admitted to trade at the Exchange on Wednesday, 24th of August, 2017.

“The NSE All-Share Index and Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.74% to close the week at 36,646.46 and N12.631 trillion respectively. Similarly, all other Indices finished lower during the week with the exception of the NSE Main Board, NSE Banking and NSE Consumer Goods Indices that appreciated by 1.34%, 0.31% and 2.38% respectively.

“Thirty-two (32) equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than nineteen (19) equities of the previous week. Forty (40) equities depreciated in price, lower than fifty-one (51) equities of the previous week, while ninety-nine (99) equities remained unchanged lower than one hundred and one (101) equities recorded in the preceding week.

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