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Equity Market Sees Slight Uptick as GTCO, Oando, Others Gain

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Nigeria’s equity market ended Thursday’s trading session on a positive note, with a marginal increase of 0.03% or N22 billion.

This slight gain was driven by investor interest in banking, insurance, and industrial goods stocks, despite profit-taking in consumer goods stocks.

The market’s positive close was led by GTCO, which topped the gainers’ chart with a 5.26% increase in its share price, followed by Oando and Learn Africa, which gained 4.90% and 10%, respectively. The market’s year-to-date return also increased to 31.40%.

The All-Share Index (ASI) and market capitalization, the market’s performance indicators, moved up from the previous day’s lows of 98,223.97 points and N55.552 trillion to 98,255.72 points and N55.570 trillion, respectively.

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The market’s slight gain is a sign of investor optimism, despite the fizzling out of enthusiasm over the first-quarter financials of listed companies.

The market’s performance was driven by active trading in stocks like Nigerian Breweries, UBA, GTCO, Zenith Bank, and Transcorp, with investors exchanging 676,422,174 shares worth N16.664 billion in 8,415 deals.

Overall, the equity market’s slight uptick is a positive sign, indicating investor confidence in the market. However, it remains to be seen if this trend will continue in the coming trading sessions.


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