The equities market closed downwards as All Share Index depreciated by 0.9% with 29,575.24, volume traded was 255.25M, while the total value of stocks traded stood at 3.3B in 4,811 deals.-- -- -NSEMKTSNP. To get the market snapshot from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type NSEMKTSNP.

The Banking sector had the highest trade volume closing the day with 50.9% while PHARMACEUTICALS came last on our top five sector by volume accounting for 2.07% of total volume traded-- -- TOPSECVOL. To get the TOP 5 SECTOR BY VOL from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type TOPSECVOL.

The advancers and decliner log pegged at 0.36x as 18 stocks gained against 50 losers.

RED STAR EXPRESS led the pack of gainers with 9.90% and closed at N4.33 while UNION DICON SALT PLC came last on the top 5 gainers for the day with 5% and closed the day at N15.75-- -- TOP5G. To get the TOP 5 GAINERS from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type TOP5G.

TRANSCORP PLC. topped our losers chart with a loss of 9.05% and a close of N1.81 while UNIVERSITY PRESS PLC. was at the bottom with a decline of 5% and closed the day at N4.37-- -- -- TOP5L. To get the TOP 5 LOSERS from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type TOP5L.

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TRANSCORP PLC. was the most active on the chart of top 5 movers with a 43.77M contribution in volume and last on the chart is UBA PLC with a contribution of 22.95M-- -- -TOP5M. To get the TOP 5 MOVERS from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type TOP5M.

These are the stocks whose prices reached new 52 week highs-- -- -52WKHIGHS. To get the 52 WEEK HIGHS from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type 52WKHIGHS.

VITAFOAM NIGERIA PLC stock price reaches new 52 week low-- -- -52WKLOWS. To get the 52 WEEK HIGHS from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type 52WKLOWS.

CRUDE OIL (BRENT) price continues its downward trend with 2.65% decrease to close at $47.16. -- --ENERGY. To get the ENERGY COMMODITIES from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type ENERGY.

NESTLE NIGERIA PLC. closed with 288.11% increase in volume to emerge on top of the Top NSE 30 Equities with Unusual Volume.-- -- -NSEUNVOL. To get the TOP NSE 30 EQUITIES WITH UNUSUAL VOLUME from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type NSEUNVOL.

UNION BANK NIG. PLC emerged as highest dividend yield equity with FIDELITY BANK PLC. and OANDO PLC. also making the list.-- -- -HYIELD. To get the TOP 10 HIGHEST DIVIDEND YIELD EQUITIES from InfoWARE market terminal, click on ctrl G and type HYIELD.