Rise in the share prices of Geregu Power, BUA Cement, and BUA Foods, contributed to the gains achieved in the stock market by investors.

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Gains in Geregu Power Plc shares and 23 others pushed the overall market capitalisation of the stock market up by ₦‎329.25 billion.

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As a result, the Nigerian Stock Exchange improved on its positive performance, with the All-Share Index (ASI) rising by 58% to close at 104,100.00 basis points.

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In addition, the market capitalisation gained ₦‎329.25 billion to close at ₦‎56.962 trillion from ₦‎56.633trillion it closed the previous day.

Geregu Power stocks gained 6.47% to close at ₦‎819.80 per share, while BUA Cement rose by 5.87% to close at ₦‎158.80 per share yesterday.

Furthermore, BUA Foods appreciated by 1.56% to close at ₦‎325 per share from ₦‎320 per share it opened for trading.

Gainers and Losers 

University Press emerged as the highest price gainer of 9.96% to close at ₦‎2.87, per share.

Juli followed with a gain of 9.84% to close at ₦‎1.34, while Mutual Benefits Assurance advanced by 9.38% to close at 70 kobo, per share.

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DAAR Communications rose by 8.82% to close at 74 kobo, while Honeywell Flour Mills appreciated by 7.50% to close at ₦‎4.30, per share.

On the other side, Unilever Nigeria led others on the losers’ chart with 9.80% to close at ₦‎16.10, per share.

Julius Berger followed with a decline of 9.64% to close at ₦‎50.60, while Morison Industries shed 9.60% to close at ₦‎2.73, per share.

May & Baker Nigeria lost 6.52% to close at ₦‎6.45, while NASCON Allied Industries depreciated by 5.37% to close at ₦‎59.05, per share.

The total volume traded declined by 33.35% to 284.489 million units, valued at ₦‎6.914 billion, and exchanged in 8,168 deals. Transactions in the shares of Guaranty Trust.

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Holding Company (GTCO) led the activity with 56.605 million shares worth ₦‎2.215 billion.

Transnational Corporation (Transcorp) followed with an account of 33.174 million shares valued at ₦‎418.312 million, while United Bank for Africa (UBA) traded 18.376 million shares valued at ₦‎452.958 million.

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