A total turnover of 1.050 billion shares worth N10.125 billion in 19,576 deals were traded by investors on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in the week ended, in contrast to a total of 1.103 billion shares valued at N9.876 billion that exchanged hands last week in 16,616 deals.
The Financial Services industry (measured by volume)led the activity chart with 736.274million shares valued at N5.472billion traded in 9,776 deals; thus contributing 70.13% and 54.04% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
The Conglomerates industry followed with 69.496million shares worth N334.478million in 471 deals. The third place was the Consumer Goods industry, with a turnover of 66.380million shares worth N1.351 billion in 3,130deals.
Trading in the top three equities namely Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, FBN Holdings Plc and FCMB Group Plc.(measured by volume) accounted for 316.321million shares worth N3.350billion in 2,983deals, contributing 30.13% and 33.08% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
The NSE All-Share Index and Market Capitalization both depreciated by 0.99% to close the week at 24,826.75and N12.951trillion respectively. All other indices finished lower with the exception of NSE-Main Board, NSE MERI Growth, NSE Consumer Goods, NSE Lotus II and NSE Industrial Goods Indices which appreciated by 1.00%,1.42%, 1.81%,1.01% and 2.24%respectively,while NSE ASeM closed flat.
Fourteen (14) equities appreciated in price during the week, lower than Thirty-four (34) equities in the previous week. Forty-seven (47) equities depreciated in price, higher than Thirty-one (31) equities in the previous week, while One-hundred and two (102) equities remained unchanged, lower than ninety-eight (98) equities recorded in the previous week.
A total of 121,769 units of ETPs valued at N675.284 million were traded this week in 22deals, compared with a total of 767,768 units valued at N5.607 billion transacted last weekin17deals.
For Bonds, a total of 11,920unitsvalued at N12.265 million were traded this week in 18dealscomparedwith a total of 1,002 units valued at N971,140.42 transacted last week in 9deals.