Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) last Friday staked N3.07 billion on 141.40 million shares in 2,843 deals.
This was against the 179.06 million shares worth N1.47 billion transacted in 2,747 deals on Thursday.
GTBank was the most active with 21.44 million shares worth N410.06 million achieved in 392 deals.
Transcorp accounted for 15.47 million shares valued at N23.82 million in 86 deals, while Zenith Bank sold 11.49 million shares worth N169.86 million in 301 deals.
FBN Holdings traded 8.37 million shares valued at N40.25 million in 272 deals, while UBA recorded a turnover of 7.95 million shares worth N30.11 million in 99 deals.
Forte Oil led the price gainers’ chart, appreciating by N12 to close at N248 per share.
Nigerian Breweries trailed with N2.69 to close at N119, while Flour Mills inched higher by 97k to close at N20.47 per share.
GTBank grew by 40k close at N18.99, while Guinness gained 40k to close at N125 per share.
Consequently, the All-Share Index appreciated by 63.76 points or 0.23 per cent to close at 27,269.71 from the 27,205.95 posted on Thursday.
Similarly, the market capitalisation, which opened at N9.354 trillion, increased by N21 billion to close at N9.375 trillion.
On the other hand, Unilever topped the laggards’ chart, dropping N3.52 to close at N41.98 per share.
Total dipped by N3.01 to close at N145, while 7 UP dropped 50k to close at N181.50 per share.
PZ Industries lost 46k to close at N27, while Zenith Bank lost 45k to close at N14.80 per share