Stock Investors Gain N600 Billion in Five Hours as Nigerian Stock Exchange Hits N15 Trillion Market Cap
The Nigerian Stock Exchange gained N600 billion in the early hours of Tuesday to hit N15.002 trillion market capitalisation as more investors jumped on Nigerian stocks amid the projected increase in economic productivity.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation rose by N600 billion from N14.402 trillion it closed on Monday to N15.002 trillion within five hours of the stock market opening.
Nigerian Stock Exchange Index, All-Share Index, gained 4.16 percent from 27,554.49 basis points it closed on Monday to 28,701.24 basis points on Tuesday.
Similarly, activities on the Exchange rose to a record as investors traded 506.119 million shares valued at N6.971 billion in 5,309 deals within five hours.
Dangote Cement led top gainers with N14.2 or 9.86 percent to close at N158.2 per unit share at 1 am Nigerian time. This was followed by MTN Nigeria’s N5 or 3.70 percent to settle at N140 a unit share. Bringing MTN Nigeria’s total gains since April 2020 to around N1 trillion.
Nigerian Breweries, Stanbic and Zenith Bank followed with N3.5 or 7.17 percent, N2 or 4.94 percent and N1.7 or 8.95 percent to close at N52.3, N42.5 and N20.7, respectively. See the details below.
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