The Nigerian Stock Exchange Limited kicked off the week on a positive note, with the All-Share Index edging up by 0.02% to conclude at 72,404.91 points. Monday’s trading revealed a market characterized by relatively low turnover value and volume, indicative of investors winding up their accounts as the year draws to a close.

Equities added N8.6 billion, bringing the market cap to a close at N39.621 trillion. Trading volume saw a modest increase to 324.25 million units from last Friday’s 307.15 million units. However, there was a dip in trading value to N4.40 billion from N6.57 billion on the previous Friday.

Top gainers included INFINITY (+9.93%), closing at N3.10, JOHNHOLT (+9.87%) at N2.45, TRANSCOHOT (+9.38%) at N51.30, SCOA (+8.62%) at N1.89, and FTNCOCOA (+7.53%) at N1.57.

On the other side, losers featured ABCTRANS (-9.89%) closing at N0.82, ETRANZACT (+9.42%) at N6.25, RTBRISCOE (+8.33%) at N0.55, SOVRENINS (+7.69%) at N0.36, and NAHCO (+7.60%) at N25.00.

Volume-wise, MBENEFIT (-4.00%) led with 42.08 million units, trailed by UBA (+0.41%) with 28.72 million units, TRANSCORP (+0.14%) with 24.09 million units, STERLING NG (-1.20%) with 20.21 million units, and Zenith Bank (-0.13%) with 17.15 million units.

In terms of value, UBA (+0.41%) took the lead with N689.91 million, followed by ZENITH BANK (-0.13%) with N635.32 million, MTNN (0.00%) with N593.55 million, GTCO (-0.75%) with N434.22 million, and ACCESS CORP (-0.90%) with N343.17 million.

Tier-1 banks faced challenges in trading, with GTCO (-0.75%), ACCESS CORP (-0.90%), Zenith Bank (-0.13%), and FBNH (-0.43%) experiencing price declines, while UBA (+0.41%) saw a price gain.

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