31 companies shed weight at the end of today ‘s trading triggering a slow down in the market with investors losing N13 billion from their investment.

Specifically, Fidson Healthcare Plc, a pharmaceutical firm, led the losers with 9.20 percent decline, closing at N4.54 from N5.pp per share. NASCON Allied Industries Plc, a subsidiary of Dangote Group Plc, followed on the losers table, declining by 7.24 percent to close at N19.48 from N21.00, while GlaxoSmithKline, GSK Plc, closed as the third on the losers’ chart with five percent loss to close at N20.90 from N22.00.

Presco Plc and PZ Cusson Nigeria Plc went down by 4.99 percent and 4.98 percent to close at N68.69 and N21.94 from N72.30 and N23.09 per share respectively.

Conversely, the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, CCNN, topped 27 other gainers that emerged during the day with 10.16 percent increase to close at N17.78 from N16.14 per share.

This was followed by FCMB Group Plc, which appreciated by 10.06 percent to close at N3.61 from N3.28 per share. Caverton Offshore Group Plc emerged third on the top gainers table, appreciating by 9.84 percent to close at N2.12 from N1.93, Diamond Bank Plc and Jaiz Bank Plc went up by 9.81 per cent and 9.80 percent to close at N3.47 and N1.12 per share respectively.

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