This week was a bearish one on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, as the All Share Index opened at 32,200.21 basis points and closed at 32,058.28 basis points, down 0.44%.

Year to date, the index is down 16.17%.

24 equities appreciated in price during the week, lower than the 27 in the previous week. 36 equities depreciated in price, lower than 39 of the previous week, while 109 equities remained unchanged, higher than 103 equities recorded in the preceding week.

Gainers

Unity Bank Plc

Unity Bank Plc was the best performing stock this week, appreciating by 30.99%, The stock opened at N0.71 and closed at N0.93, up N0.22. Year to date, the stock is up 75% and is one of the best performing banking stocks year to date.

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc gained 11.69%. The stock opened at N15.40, and closed at N17.20, up N1.80. Year to date, the stock is down 40.69%.

Prestige Assurance Plc

Prestige Assurance opened at N0.51 and closed at N0.56, up N0.05 or 9.8%. Year to date, the stock is up 12%.

The company this week proposed a bonus of 41 shares for 100 held. Qualification date is November 27, 2018. The shareholders’ register will be closed from November 28  – December 5, 2018.

GSK Consumer Nigeria Plc

GSK Consumer Nigeria gained 9.55% this week. The stock opened at N11 and closed at N12.05, up N1.05. Year to date, the stock is down 44.24%.

Niger Insurance Plc

Niger Insurance opened at N0.22 and closed at N0.24, up N0.02 or 9.09%. Year to date, the stock is down 52%.

Coronation Research

May and Baker Nigeria Plc

May and Baker Nigeria Plc appreciated by 8.70%. The stock opened at N2.30 and closed at N2.50, up N0.20. Year to date, the stock is down 3.85%.

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc also gained 8.70%. The stock opened at N0.23 and closed at N0.25, up N0.02. Year to date, the stock is down 50%.

Oando Plc

Oando Plc opened at N4.65 and closed at N5, up N0.35 or 7.53%. Year to date, the stock is down 16.53%.

Meyer Plc

Meyer Plc gained 7.27%. The stock opened at N0.55 and closed at N0.59, up N0.04. Year to date, the stock is down 15.71%.

Lafarge Africa Plc

Lafarge Africa Plc, opened at N15 and closed at N16, up N1 or 6.67%. Year to date, the stock is down 64.36%.

Losers

Diamond Bank Plc

Diamond Bank Plc was the worst performing stock this week. The stock opened at N1.28 and closed at N0.90, down N0.38 or 29.69%. Year to date, the stock is down 40%.

C and I Leasing Plc

C and I Leasing Plc shed 25.43% this week. The stock opened at N2.80 and closed at N2.06. Year to date, the stock is up 59.69%.

Eterna Plc

Eterna Plc declined by 17.43% this week. The stock, which was Nairametrics’ stock pick of the week, opened at N5.45 and closed at N4.50, down N0.95. Year to date, the stock is up 10.84%.

Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc

Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc opened at N0.27 and closed at N0.23, down N0.04 or 14.81%. Year to date, the stock is down 54%.

University Press Plc

University Press Plc shed 11.93% this week. The stock opened at N2.18 and closed at N1.92, down N0.26 or 11.93%. Year to date, the stock is down 15.79%.

UACN Property Development Company

UPDC opened at N1.60 and closed at N1.44, down N0.16 or 10%. Year to date, the stock is down 48.39% and is trading at a year low.

International Breweries Plc

International Breweries opened at N33.55 and closed at N30.20, down N3.35 or 9.99%. Year to date, the stock is down 44.59%.

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc

Julius Berger shed 9.92% this week. The stock opened at N23.70 and closed at a year low of N21.35, down N2.35. Year to date, the stock is down 21.35%.

Ikeja Hotels Plc

Ikeja Hotels Plc opened at N2.27 and closed at N2.05, down N0.22 or 9.69%. Year to date, the stock is up 15.17%.

Abbey Building Society Plc

Abbey Building Society rounds up the list of the top 10 worst performing stocks this week. The stock opened at N1.17 and closed at a year low of N1.06, down N0.11 or 9.40%. Year to date, the stock is down 18.46%.

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