Sterling Bank, Skye Bank and FCMB Group, accounts for 2.520 bn out of 4.426 bn shares turnover

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The management of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (The NSE) for the week trading has produced Three Top Equities namely; Sterling Bank Plc, Skye Bank Plc and FCMB Group Plc by volume accounted for 2.520 billion shares worth N5.277 billion in 3,000 deals, contributing 56.95 % and 21.77% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The Financial Services Industry (measured by volume) led the activity chart with 4.005 billion shares valued at N16.501 billion traded in 19,035 deals; thus contributing 90.49% and 68.08% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The Conglomerates Industry followed with 167.723 million shares worth N464.656 million in 1,568 deals. The third place was occupied by Consumer Goods Industry with a turnover of 137.657 million shares worth N5.334 billion in 4,982 deals.

“A total turnover of 4.426 billion shares worth N24.236 billion in 29,573 deals was traded this week by investors on the floor of the Exchange in contrast to a total of 3.268 billion shares valued at N28.123 billion that exchanged hands last week in 35,761 deals.”

Also traded during the week were a total of 1.200 million units of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) valued at N6.951 million executed in 10 deals, compared with a total of 32,189 units valued at N1.299 million that was transacted last week in 19 deals.

While a total of 14,779 units of Federal Government Bonds valued at N14.050 million were traded this week in 18 deals, compared with a total of 16,268 units valued at N17.053 million transacted last week in 28 deals.

The barometer of The NSE, the NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 3.39% to close the week at 43,127.92 while Market Capitalization deep to close at N15.477 trillion respectively. Similarly, all other indices finished lower during the week with the exception the NSE ASeM Index that closed flat

Summary of price changes of all equities listed on the NSE for the week stood at twenty-three (23) equities appreciated in price during the week, lower than forty-nine (49) of the previous week. Sixty-four (64) equities depreciated in price, higher than forty-two (42) equities of the previous week, while eighty-five (85) equities remained unchanged higher than eighty-one (81) equities recorded in the preceding week.

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