During the week, the management of the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (The NSE) published traded data shown the Sunu Assurances Nigeria Plc, Zenith Bank Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc top other equities by volume accounted for 772.902 million shares worth N7.841 billion in 2,050 deals, contributing 55.99% and 51.76% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
Background check of SUNU Assurance Group (a Franco-phone African Insurance Group) has acquired 60 per cent of formerly Equity Assurance Plc. Therefore, Sunu Assurances Nigeria PLC is now a Nigeria-based insurance company.
Also of the week, the Financial Services Industry by volume led the activity chart with 1.237 billion shares valued at N9.725 billion traded in 7,404 deals; thus contributing 89.62% and 64.19% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively. The Consumer Goods Industry showed the traded figures of 62.505 million shares worth N1.689 billion in 2,560 deals. While Oil and Gas Industry came by surprised to hits a turnover figures of 26.341 million shares worth 2.447 billion in 1,213 deals.
“A total turnover of 1.380 billion shares worth N15.149 billion in 13,478 deals was traded this week by investors on the floor of the Exchange in contrast to a total of 915.856 million shares valued at N9.835 billion that exchanged hands last week in 14,033 deals.
“A total of 40,720 units of Federal Government Bonds valued at N42.580 million were traded this week in 26 deals compared with a total of 8,619 units valued at at N8.300 million transacted last week in 16 deals.
“The NSE All-Share Index and Market Capitalization appreciated by 1.19% to close the week at 32,841.69 and N11.990 trillion respectively. Similarly, all other indices finished higher with the exception of the NSE-Main Board Index, NSE Consumer Goods index, NSE Oil/Gas Index, NSE Industrial Goods Index and NSE Pension Index that closed lower by 0.57%, 0.63%, 0.87%, 0.55% and 0.59% respectively”
“Twenty (20) equities appreciated in price during the week, lower than Twenty-nine (29) in the previous week. Forty (42) equities depreciated in price, higher than Forty (40) of the previous week, while one hundred (107) equities remained unchanged higher than one hundred (100) equities recorded in the preceding week.