ZENITHBANK, WAPCO & 17 Others Lead Local Bourse to Close Higher, Gains by 0.28%


Transactions on Customs street today (Friday) closed on a positive note as the All-Share-Index appreciated by 0.28%, to sustain the previous positive sentiment to two consecutive trading days. The uptrend was supported by value appreciation on some bellwether stocks like WAPCO, ZENITHBANK, FBNH, and 16 others. Consequently, the market breadth closed on a positive note, recording 19 gainers as against 18 losers.

NSE Trading Floor

In summary, the All-Share Index (ASI) increased by 70.98 absolute points, representing a growth of 0.28% to close at 25,591.95points. Similarly, the overall Market Capitalization size gained N37.09 billion, representing an increase of 0.28% to close at N13.35 trillion.

NPFMCRFBK emerged as the top gainer while ARDOVA emerged as the top loser.

The upturn was impacted by gains recorded in large and medium capitalized stocks, amongst which are; WAPCO (+4..92%), UBN (+2.04%) FLOURMILL (+1.83%), ZENITHBANK (+1.47%), ETI (+1.20%), GUARANTY (+1.01%) and FBNH (+1.00%).

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CAP N13,350,951,842,089.46 One Day (ASI CHG) +0.28%
Index 25,591.95 One Week (ASI CHG) -0.05%
Volume 212,732,957 One Month (ASI CHG) +1.79%
Value N2,278,217,683.05 Six Months (ASI CHG) +12.57%
Deals 3,239 52 Weeks (ASI CHG) -5.75%
Gainers 19 Losers 18
Unchanged 62 Total 99
    YTD -4.66%

Source: NSE, GTI Research


The Naira at the official window today (Friday) closed at 379.00/$1, unchanged against the previous day’s position.

The Investors and Exporters (I&E) FX window opened at N386.38, traded high at N386.00 and eventually closed at N386.00, representing a 0.04% appreciation against the previous day’s closing position. A total of $20.76 million was transacted through the I&E window today.



Overnight(O/N) rate today (Friday) closed at 16.50%, representing a 14.30% appreciation against the previous day’s closing position, while Open Buy-Back (OBB) rate closed at 14.50%, representing a 13.10% appreciation against the previous day’s position.


Securities Close P. Close Change
Bond 304.72 312.32 -7.60 bps
T.Bills 101.50 109.76 -8.26 bps
Note: BPS=> Basis Points

Source: FMDQ, GTI Research



 The NASD OTC market today (Friday) closed on a negative note as the Unlisted Securities Index (USI) closed at 712.54, representing a 1.30% depreciation against the previous day’s closing position. Similarly, Market Capitalization shed N6.90 billion closed at N523.41 billion, representing a 1.30% depreciation against the previous day’s closing position. Consequently, the aggregate volume and value decreased by 19.66% and 4.85% respectively, as investors traded a total of 106,050 shares, worth N1.74 million in 4 deals.

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