Dangote Cement, others lift NSE indices

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Dangote cement and some other blue chips helped the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to sustain a positive growth at the close of trading on Friday.

National Daily gathered that the crucial market indices appreciated further with 0.63 per cent growth, following gains by Dangote Cement and some blue chips.

Specifically, the market capitalization inched N81 billion or 0.63 per cent to close at N12.933 trillion against N12.852 trillion recorded on Thursday.

Also, the All-Share Index rose by 220.05 points or 0.63 per cent to close at 35,426.21 compared to 35,206.16 posted on Friday.

Dangote Cement led the gainers’ table during the day, gaining N5 to close at N235 per share.

Flour Mills followed with a gain of N1 to close at N21.50, while Ecobank Transnational added 60k to close at N20 per share.

Air Service improved by 46k to close at N5.30, while NEM Insurance appreciated by 15k to close at N3 per share.

On the other hand, International Breweries topped the losers’ chart, shedding N2 to close at N32 per share.

Afri Prudential Registrar trailed with a loss of 35k to close at N37.50, while Guaranty Trust Bank declined by 30k to close at N37.50 per share.

UPL was down by 23k to close at N2.07, while NASCON lost 10k to close at N19.90 per share.

Similarly, the volume of shares traded rose by 139.11 per cent, while value of shares transacted increased by 79.05 per cent.

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