The local bourse dwindled by 1.26% amid sustained profit taking activities as the bears outshined the bulls (30 losers against 11 gainers) at the close of business
Symbols such as GUARANTY, CADBURY and MOBIL waned by 3.13%, 4.55% and 4.62% respectively, dragging the NSE Banking, NSE Consumer Goods
and NSE Oil & Gas sectorial indices down by 2.80%, 1.57% and 1.05% respectively.
On a year to date basis, losses of local stocks rose to 9.37% from 8.22%.
Similarly, the total volume of equities traded dipped by 8.73% to 214.68 million units; however, we saw the total value of equities traded surge by 104.71% to
Elsewhere, NIBOR moved in mixed directions across maturities tracked; as did NITTY for maturities tracked.
In the bond market, the value of OTC FGN long term papers was flattish for most maturities tracked; however, the FGN Eurobonds prices fell across board amid bearish activity