NSE market indices drop further by 0.52 percent

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday for the second consecutive days remained on a negative trend with the market indices dropping further by 0.52 per cent.

The all-Share Index lost 132.01 points or 0.52 per cent to close at 25,145.28 against 25,277.29 recorded on Tuesday.

Similarly, the market capitalisation which opened at N8.694 trillion shed N45 billion to close at N8.649 trillion following price depreciation.

The Chief Operating Officer, InvestData Consulting Ltd., Mr Ambrose Omordion, said that investors were reacting to unimpressive 2015 audited results released in the market.

Omordion said that new earnings reports that hit the market after the Easter break were not impressive, which further depressed the market.



An analysis of the price movement chart indicated that Nigerian Breweries recorded the highest price loss dropping N4.83 to close at N107 per share.

Guinness came second with a loss of N3.18 to close at N105.75, while PZ lost N1.19 to close at N22.71 per share.

UACN shed 48k to close at N20 and Zenith Bank dipped 35k to close at N10.96 per share.


Conversely, Seplat topped the gainers’ table with a gain of N10 to close at N310 per share.

Lafarge Africa garnered N2 to close at N79, while Dangote Cement also appreciated by N2 to close at N164.05 per share.

7UP grew by N1.41 to close at N153, while Flour Mill gained 86k to close at N99.40 per share.

The volume of shares traded appreciated by 78.36 per cent with an exchange of 504.21 million shares valued at N2.14 billion traded in 3,374 deals.

This was in contrast with a turnover of 282.70 million shares worth N1.34 billion achieved in 3,225 deals on Tuesday.

Livestock Feeds emerged the most traded equity with 100.34 million shares valued at N107.38 million.

It was followed by Sterling Bank with 70.59 million shares worth N111.53 million, while UAC Property sold 65.69 million shares valued at N122.67 million.

FCMB Group accounted for 40.24 million shares worth N35.22 million and FBN Holdings exchanged 37.69 million shares valued at N115.46 million