The Nigerian stock market on Monday further declined as Dangote Cement and other 30 stocks shed weight, pushing the All Share Index down by 1.97% to close at 50,756.74 points from 51,778.08 points recorded last Friday.
The market capitalisation closed at N27.363 trillion, shedding 551 billion from N27.914 trillion recorded in the last session.
An aggregate of 345 million units of stocks were traded in 5,075 deals, valued at N3 billion.
The market breadth closed negative as just 7 stocks gained against 31 that declined in their share prices.
Jaiz Bank with 5.32% growth, led the gainers table to close at N0.99 from the previous close of N0.94.
Regency Alliance and JAPUALGOLD among other gainers also grew their share prices by 3.70% and 3.33% respectively.
Dangote Cement and Union Bank of Nigeria led other losers as they shed 10% of their share prices to close at N249.30 and N5.40 respectively.
Livestock Feeds, International Breweries and Flourmills of Nigeria among other stocks shed their share prices by 9.77%, 9.60%, and 8.57% respectively.
UBA traded about 29 million units of its shares in 221 deals, valued at about N221 million.
ACCESSCORP traded about 22 million units of its shares in 163 deals, valued at about N206 million.