The Financial Services Industry led the activity chart this week on the floor of the Nigerian Exchange with 715.394 million shares valued at N4.745 billion traded in 10,274 deals.The weekly report of trading released on Friday in Lagos by the Nigerian Exchange showed that the Conglomerates Industry followed with 212.340 million shares worth N517.613 million in 1,060 deals, while the third place was occupied by the Oil and Gas Industry, with a turnover of 153.440 million shares worth N1.597 billion in 3,076 deals.
The report added that a total turnover of 1.374 billion shares worth N11.823 billion in 22,982 deals were traded this week by investors on the floor of the Exchange, in contrast to a total of 896.174 million shares valued at N5.235 billion billion that exchanged hands last week in 11,714 deals.
According to the report, trading in the top three equities namely Transnational Corporation Of Nigeria Plc, Oando Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc (measured by volume) accounted for 378.863 million shares worth N995.477 million in 2,998 deals.
A total of 12,242 units valued at N911,149.30 were traded this week in 17 deals compared with a total of 8,032 units valued at N1.864 million transacted last week in 19 deals.
In the Bonds section, a total of 29,324 units valued at N30.799 million were traded this week in 12 deals compared with a total of 11,776 units valued at N12.167 million transacted last week in 10 deals.
The NGX All-Share Index and Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.31% to close the week at 38,547.08 and N20.084 trillion respectively.
Similarly, all other indices finished lower with the exception of NGX Premium, NGX Consumer Goods, NGX Oil/Gas and NGX Sovereign Bond indices which appreciated by 0.02%, 0.06%, 3.84% and 1.97% respectively, while the NGX ASeM and NGX Growth Indices closed flat. ($1=N410)