Lagos (WorldStage Newsonline)-- Activities on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday recorded a marginal gain at N45 billion or 0.69 per cent to closed at N6.579 trillion from N6.534 trillion while market index rose by 144.11 basis points or 0.70 per cent to close at 20,875.83 from 20,731.72.
The market recorded a turnover of 395 million shares worth N6.496 billion in 3,837 deals, while volume in the Banking sub-sector was largely driven by activity in the shares of UBA Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc.
The number of gainers at the close of trading today stood at 22 as against 16 recorded in the previous day while decliners were 21 as against 22 losers recorded in the previous trading day.
On the gainers' chart, Newgold Plc led with a gain of N18.00 kobo to close at N2,738.00 kobo per share while Guinness Nigeria Plc followed with a gain of N9.50 kobo to close at N230.00 kobo per share and WAPCO Plc gained N0.88 kobo to close at N45.23 kobo per share.
On the losers' table MRS Plc dropped N2.66 kobo to close at N50.59 kobo per share while Conoil Plc followed with a loss of N1.47 kobo to close at N27.98 kobo per share and Oando Plc with N0.94 kobo to close at N17.97 kobo per share.