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21 Firms Record Losses After Investors Traded N3.7bn On NGX



Trading at the floor of the Nigerian Exchange Limited was unfavourable to twenty-one companies on Wednesday, April 20, 2023.

After eight hours of trading yesterday, investors gained N319.61bn, this, however, excludes 21 firms.

A total of forty-nine firms are understood to have participated in the trading activities yesterday.

Only 28, however, enjoyed the market appreciation, TrackNews understands.

The equity market yesterday remained positive and the market capitalisation of the equities listed on the NGX rose to N25.952tn compared to N25.632tn recorded the previous day.

The NGX All-Share Index also rose to 48,138.71 basis points from 47,545.86 basis points.

A total of 349.56 million shares valued at N3.7bn were traded by investors in 4,587 deals, TrackNews understands.

ETERNA and JAPAULGOLD topped the gainers’ list as their share prices rose by 10 per cent each to N5.5 kobo and 33 kobos each.

GUINNESS and MEYER’s share prices appreciated by 9.96 per cent and 9.52 per cent to N82.25 and N1.93 respectively, while WAPIC and NB share prices appreciated by 9.52 per cent and 8.6 per cent to 0.46kobo and N44.20 respectively.

Parthian Securities noted that the equity market remained positive due to bargain hunting on a large cap.

“We expect the market to remain positive tomorrow at Thursday’s trading session due to increased investor participation in the market,” it stated.

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