NSE: Benchmark index rises by 0.09%.

Salamatu Ejembi, Lagos

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Activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange picked up slightly with the benchmark index appreciating by 0.09%.

The All Share Index which closed on Friday at 26,533.78 basis points, stood at 26,557.44 basis points on Monday, thereby gaining 23.66 or 0.09 percent.

Similarly, the Market Capitalisation also gained 0.09 percent or 12 billion Naira when it closed at 12,928 trillion Naira on Monday as compared to 12,916 trillion Naira on Friday.

Investors traded the sum of 129.08 million units of shares valued at 2.742 billion Naira in 2,595.00 deals where 11 stocks appreciated in price while 8 stocks depreciated.

COURTEVILLE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS PLC led the gainers’ chart by value with 0.02k or 10.00 percent, FIDSON HEALTHCARE PLC followed with 0.35k or 9.72 percent gain while CONSOLIDATED HALLMARK INSURANCE PLC occupied the third top gainer position with 0.02k or 7.14 percent gain.

On the reverse side however, GLOBAL SPECTRUM ENERGY SERVICES PLC led the losers’ with 0.50k or 9.62 percent, U A C N PLC was next with 0.50k or 6.99 percent and UNITED CAPITAL PLC came third with 0.10k or 4.69 percent loss.

Peace PIAK