The Nigerian Exchange market closed on a positive note amidst sell-offs and buy-interests as the benchmark All-Share Index (ASI) appreciated by 14 basis points.

The NGX ASI closed at 41,763.26 points to reflect a growth of 0.14% from the previous trading day and a Year-to-Date (YTD) return of 3.71%. Meanwhile, the market capitalization increased by N30.87 billion.

At the close of the market today, Friday, 22nd October 2021, the stock exchange market value currently stands at N21.79 trillion from N21.76 trillion in the previous trading day. The market breadth closed positive as CUTIX led 23 Gainers, and 19 Losers topped by NEM at the end of today’s session. The stock market has advanced 1,482.54 base points since the start of the year.

NGX ASI top gainers

CUTIX +10.00% to close at N6.05
UNILEVER  up +9.85% to close at N14.50
ABCTRANS  up +9.68% to close at N0.34
PZ up +9.26% to close at N5.90
TOTAL up +6.17% to close at N204.90

NGX ASI top losers

NEM down – 8.57% to close at N1.92
IKEJA  down – 7.83% to close at N1.06
NGXGROUP down – 6.58% to close at N22.00
WAPIC  down – 5.88% to close at N0.48
NASCON  down – 5.48% to close at N14.65

NGX ASI top traded by volume 

FBNH – 154,395,251 units
ETI – 56,093,430 units
NGXGROUP – 29,873,043 units
WEMABANK – 24,120,192 units
ACCESS  – 22,681,998 units

NGX ASI top traded by value

FBNH – N1,913,198,323.25
NGXGROUP – N723,218,625.55
GTCO  – N534,790,136.60
ETI – N421,533,862.80
MTNN – N380,946,367.00

Market sentiments trend towards the bulls with the market differential being in favour of the advancers as 23 gainers surpassed 19 losers.