The volume of shares traded on the Nigerian exchange on Thursday rose 214.29% as bullish sentiment continued to prevail.
At the close of trading, a total of 570.20 million shares worth N2.28 billion were traded in 3,764 deals, against 181.42 million shares worth N2.09 billion traded in 3,599 deals Wednesday.
The NGX All-Share Index rose marginally by 41.60 points or 0.11 percent to 39,490.06 points, bringing the month’s gain to 2.5% and the loss for the year to 1.9 percent. Consequently, the market cap increased by N21 billion to close at N20.574 trillion.
Honeywell Flour caught the attention of investors with sales of 384.07 million shares worth N654.16 million.
It was followed by Vitafoam with an account of 21.37 million shares worth N331.21 million while FCMB Group sold 13.60 million shares worth N42.71 million.
Japaul Gold traded 12.86 million shares worth N6.36 million, while Sterling traded 12.03 million shares worth N18.50 million.
Honey Well Flour led the winner’s table in percentage terms, rising 10 percent to N1.87 per share.
Wema Bank followed with 3.95 percent to 79k, while Flour Mills added 3.18 percent to close at N29.90 per share.
AIICO Insurance gained 2.11 percent to close at 97k, while GTCO rose 1.07 percent to close at N28.40 per share.
Conversely, STS REIT topped the losers chart percentage-wise, losing 9.99 percent to close at N61.75 per share.
Triple G was down 9.28 percent, closing at 88k, while Regence Insurance fell 8.51 percent to 43kobo per share.
Prestige Insurance fell 8.33 percent to 44k, while Japaul Gold fell 7.84 percent to 47 kobo per share.