Investors on listed equities at the Nigeria Stock Exchange on Wednesday heaved a sigh of relief as their returns on investments appreciated by 0.53 per cent compared a deprecation of with 0.80 per cent achieved on Tuesday.
The market breather came after seven days of recorded losses at the nation’s bourse.
At the close of trading, the All-Share Index appreciated by 0.53 per cent to close at 27.743.92 points.
The Market Capitalization also grew by N30 billion to close at N9.54 trillion.
Dangote Cement led in capital gains by N1.99 to close at N159.99 per share.
GTBank share price also grew by 99k to close at N21.99 while Nigerian Breweries gained 98k to close at N116.70 per share.
Carverton Courtville share price also rose by 22k to close at N2.53 while Ikeja Hotel grew by 16k to close at N3.39 per share.
Conversely Mobil Oil led the losers chart by shedding N6.94 to close at N132.05 per share.
Guinness share price dipped by N2 to close at N120 while Julius Berger lost N1.97 to close at N37.53 per share.
International Breweries share price also fell by 50k to close at N16 while Ecobank Transinternational lost 50k to close at N16 per share.
An analysis of the market transactions showed that Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank and GTBank accounted for 15.55 per cent of the market turnover.
Overall, investors bought 203 million shares worth N2.75 billion traded in 2,408 deals.