The Financial Services Industry led the activity chart on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) this week with 853.125 million shares valued at N6.754 billion traded in 11,127 deals.The weekly report of transactions released on Friday in Lagos by the NSE showed that the Conglomerates Industry followed with 103.226 million shares worth N704.563 million in 954 deals.
The third place was occupied by Oil and Gas Industry, with a turnover of 89.472 million shares worth N353.533 million in 1,479 deals.
It added that a total turnover of 1.263 billion shares worth N10.759 billion were traded in 19,975 deals by investors on the floor of the Exchange, in contrast to a total of 887.037 million shares valued at N9.193 billion that exchanged hands last week in 17,837 deals.
Trading in the top three equities namely Fidelity Bank Plc, FBN Holdings Plc and Access Bank Plc accounted for 390.775 million shares worth N2.021 billion in 3,241 deals, contributing 30.94% and 18.78% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
According to the report, a total of 671,160 units valued at N2.507 billion were traded this week in 76 deals compared with a total of 361,254 units valued at N1.909 billion transacted last week in 29 deals.
In the Bonds section, a total of 60,714 units valued at N73.497 million were traded this week in 17 deals compared with a total of 44,303 units valued at N55.333 million transacted last week in 13 deals.
The NSE All-Share Index and Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.15% and 0.12% to close the week at 38,808.01 and N20.310 trillion respectively.
All other indices finished lower with the exception of NSE Premium, NSE Lotus II, NSE Industrial and NSE Sovereign Bond Index which appreciated by 0.65%, 0.09%, 0.95%, and 0.17% while the NSE ASeM and NSE Growth Indices closed flat. ($1=N380)