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The bulls had the upper hand in today’s trading session, as the All-Share Index closed at 32,152.92 basis points, up 0.03%.

Year to date, the index is down 15.93%.

Top Gainers and Losers

Unity Bank was the best performing stock today, appreciating by 9.86% to close at N0.78. GSK Consumer Nigeria was next with a 9.55% gain to close at N12.05. Meyer Paints rounds up the top three gainers, appreciating by 9.09% to close at N0.60.

C and I Leasing Plc was the worst performing stock today. The stock declined by 10% to close at N2.52. LASACO Assurance Plc also fell by 10% to close at N0.27. Julius Berger rounds up the top three losers with a 9.92% decline, to close at N21.35.

Top Trades by Volume

Ikeja Hotels Plc was the most actively traded stock today. 279 million shares valued at N572 million were traded in 3 deals.

FBN Holdings was next with 195 million shares valued at N145 million traded in 229 deals. Diamond Bank rounds up the top three with 15.6 million shares valued at N16.5 million traded in 108 deals.

Onome Ohwovoriole has a degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and prior to joining Nairametrics in December 2016 as Lead Analyst had stints in Publishing, Automobile Services, Entertainment and Leadership Training. He covers companies in the Nigerian corporate space, especially those listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). He also has a keen interest in new frontiers like Cryptocurrencies and Fintech. In his spare time, he loves to read books on finance, fiction as well as keep up with happenings in the world of international diplomacy. You can contact him via onome.ohwovoriole@nairametrics.com

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