The general performance of the Nigerian Stock Exchange for this week has been fluctuating.
The trading week which began with a negative close on Monday, picked up on Tuesday and improved on that gain on Wednesday, only to fall back again on Thursday.
The market capitalisation for today closed at 12,607 trillion Naira depreciating by 166 billion Naira or 1.30 per cent when compared to Wednesday’s close of 12,773 trillion Naira.
After reaching the 37 thousand mark on Wednesday, closing at 37,059.21 basis points, the NSE All-Share Index likewise fell by 1.30 per cent or 483.35 basis points to close on Thursday at 36,575.86 basis points.
In today’s trading activities, investors exchanged 238 million shares worth 5.5 billion Naira in 4,162 deals.
UNION BANK NIG.PLC led the gainers’ table by 0.29 kobo or 5.08 per cent when it opened at N5.71 per share and closed at N6.00 per share.
While NEIMETH INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICALS PLC opened at 0.79 kobo per share and closed at 0.83 kobo per share, gaining 0.04 kobo or 5.06 per cent.
Then AIICO INSURANCE PLC opened at 0.55 kobo per share and closed at 0.57 kobo per share, gaining 0.02 kobo or 3.64 per cent.
Leading the losers’ table is MRS OIL NIGERIA PLC with an opening price of N35.44 per share and a closing of N33.66 per share falling by N1.78 or 5.02 per cent.
11 PLC pronounced as double one PLC which was formally known as MOBIL PLC, followed right after, to fall by N10.69 or 5.00 per cent, after opening at N213.81 per share and closing at N203.12 per share.
Then CUSTODIAN AND ALLIED PLC which had an opening price of N3.60 per share fell by 0.18 kobo or 5.00 per cent to close at N3.42 per share.