Activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed last week on the positive trajectory as the NSE All – Share Index appreciated by 2 . 53 per cent to the close the week at 26 , 985 .77 .
Similarly , market capitalisation appreciated by 2 . 55 per cent or N350 bn to close the week at N 14 . 11 tn .
All other indices finished higher with the exception of NSE Consumer Goods , which depreciated by 0 . 75 per cent while NSE ASeM Index closed flat.
The market opened for four trading days this week as the Federal Government of Nigeria declared Thursday , October 1 , 2020 a public holiday to mark the country ’s 60 th Independence Anniversary .
A total turnover of 1 .53 billion shares worth N16 . 90 bn in 17 , 882 deals were traded last week by investors on the floor of the exchange , in contrast to a total of 1 . 57 billion shares valued at N 20 . 56 bn that exchanged hands the previous week in 18 , 396 deals .
The financial services industry (measured by volume ) led the activity chart with 1 . 29 billion shares valued at N 10 . 56 bn traded in 10 , 046 deals , thus contributing 84 . 29 per cent and 62 . 49 per cent to the total equity turnover volume and value , respectively .
The conglomerates industry followed with 62 . 39 million shares worth N89 . 21 m in 453 deals .