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Diamond Bank rebounds after hitting 5 year low



Gainers and Losers, Niger Insurance Plc

This week was a slightly bearish one on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, as the All Share Index closed at 30,866.82 basis points, down 0.02%.

30 equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than 25 in the previous week. 38 equities depreciated in price, lower than 41 of the previous week, while 101 equities remained unchanged, lower than 103 equities recorded in the preceding week.


Diamond Bank Plc 

Diamond Bank was the best performing stock this week on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. The stock opened at N0.65 and closed at N1.02, up 56.92%. Year to date, the stock however remains in the red, down 32%.

Ikeja Hotels Plc

Ikeja Hotels came a distant second. The stock gained 11.31% this week, opening at N1.68 and closing at N1.97, up N0.19. Year to date, the stock is up 5.06%.

AIICO Insurance Plc 

AIICO Insurance appreciated by 11.11% this week. The stock opened at N0.63 and closed at N0.70. Year to date, the stock is up 34.62%.

Jaiz Bank Plc

Jaiz Bank Plc opened at N0.40 and closed at N0.44, up N0.04 or 10%. Year to date, the stock is down 30.16%.

Champion Breweries Plc 

Champion Breweries gained 9.66% this week. The stock opened at N1.45 and closed at N1.59, up N0.14. Year to date, the stock is down 23.56%.

Oando Plc 

Oando Plc opened at N4.70 and closed at N5.15 up N0.45 or 9.57%. Year to date, the stock is down 14.02%

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Learn Africa Plc

Learn Africa Plc opened at N1.16 and closed at N1.26, up N0.10 or 8.62%. Year to date, the stock is up 43.1%

Cutix Plc 

Cutix Plc added 8.24% in this week’s trading. The stock opened at N1.82 and closed at N1.97, up N0.15. Year to date, the stock is down 1.99%.

Wema Bank Plc 

Tier two lender, Wema Bank, opened at N0.51 and closed at N0.55, up N0.04 or 7.84%. Year to date, the stock is up 5.77%.

FBN Holdings Plc 

FBN Holdings rounds up the top ten gainers for the week. The stock gained 7.04%, opening at N7.10 and closing at N7.60, up N0.50. Year to date, the stock is down 13.64%.


Continental Reinsurance Plc 

Continental Reinsurance Plc was the worst performing stock this week. The stock shed 12.50%, opening at N2 and closing at N1.75, down N0.25. Year to date the stock is up 25%.

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Trading in the stock has been volatile since a potential acquisition bid was announced.

Prestige Assurance Plc 

Prestige Assurance Plc opened at N0.55 and closed at N0.49, down N0.06 or 10.1%. Year to date, the stock is down 2%.

Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc 

Newrest ASL declined by 10% this week. The stock opened at N7 and closed at N6.30, down N0.70.

MRS Oil Nigeria

MRS Oil Nigeria opened at N38.55 and closed at N25.70, down N2.85 or 9.98%. MRS was Nairametrics’ stock pick for the week. Year to date, the stock is down 6.41%.

SCOA Nigeria Plc

The conglomerate opened at N3.25 and closed at N2.93, down N0.32 or 9.85%. Year to date, the stock is down 9.85%.

Northern Nigeria Flour Mills 

Northern Nigeria Flour Mills (a subsidiary of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc) shed 9.43%. The stock opened at N5.30 and closed at N4.80, down N0.50. Year to date, the stock is down 15.79%

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TransNationwide Express Plc

Trans-Nationwide Express declined by 9.23% this week. The stock opened at N0.65 and closed at N0.59, down N0.06 or 9.23%. Year to date, the stock is down 24.36%.

First Aluminum Nigeria Plc 

First Aluminum Plc opened at N0.33 and closed at N0.30, down N0.03 or 9.09%. Year to date, the stock is down 40%.

Niger Insurance Plc 

Niger Insurance declined by 9.09% this week. The stock opened at N0.22 and closed at N0.20, down N0.02. Year to date, the stock Is down 60%.

Cement Company of Northern Nigeria Plc

Cement Company of Northern Nigeria rounds up the top 10 losers for the week. The stock opened at N18 and closed at N16.50, down N1.50 or 8.33%. Year to date, the stock is up 73.68%. CC





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 [email protected]

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The All-Share Index decreased by -0.29% to close at 38,601.83 from 38,712.55 index points.



Stocks drop after the S&P 500 sets a new high

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market made another bearish run at the end of the trading session. The All-Share Index decreased by -0.29% to close at 38,601.83 from 38,712.55 index points.

  • The Nigerian Stock Exchange market value currently stands at NGN 20.26Tr. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at -4.14%.
  • The market closed beneath expectation as JAPAULGOLD led 15 Gainers, and GUINNESS topped the chart of 18 Losers with a noticeable bearish movement by the NSE ASI.

Top gainers

  1. JAPAULGOLD up +8.70% to close at N0.75
  2. NAHCO up +7.39% to close at N 2.18
  3. STERLNBANK up +7.14% to close at N1.80
  4. STANBIC up +5.75% to close at N46.00
  5. CHAMS up +5.00% to close at N0.21

Top losers

  1. GUINNESS down -9.91% to close at N24.10
  2. TRIPPLEG down -9.72% to close at N0.65
  3. NCR down -9.68% to close at N2.52
  4. CHAMPION down -9.09% to close at N2.00
  5. JAIZBANK down -7.69% to close at N0.60


Analysts’ predictions of a recovery in the market were halted by another bearish trend at the end of the trading session on Tuesday, though there is strong optimism that a recovery from the financial and consumer sectors will push the NSE-ASI back to profit.

Nairametrics advises cautious participation in the stock market in this era of growing uncertainties.

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Japaul Gold mines gold for investors, as shares return N751 million for investors in two days

Japaul Gold shares deliver 19.05% gains in two trading sessions on the floor of the NGX.



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Japaul Gold continues to excite investors as the shares of the gold exploration company gained an additional 8.7% during today’s session on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (now NGX), to close higher at N0.75 per share.

The 8.7% increase in the company’s share price today extended the total returns to all shareholders from their investments in the company’s shares to N752 million in just two trading sessions.

These gains have seen the market capitalization of the rebranded company with a key focus on exploration increase from N3.95 billion to N4.70 billion in two days.

Data tracked on the NGX website (previously NSE), from the market close last week Friday till the close of trade today revealed that the share price of Japaul Gold and ventures surged by 19.05%, from N0.63 per share to N0.75 per share.

In case you missed it

Nairametrics reported last week that Japaul Gold took the market by surprise in the first active trading week in the month of April, as the shares of the rebranded company surged by a whopping 40%, to lift the company’s capitalization by about N1.38 billion.

  • Prior to the move up to N0.63 per share at the close of trade last week, the shares of Japaul Gold bottomed at N0.41 on the 31st of March 2021.
  • This move presented bargain hunters with the golden opportunity to benefit from the upward price swings in the company’s shares.

What you should know

  • The shares of the rebranded and restructured company with a new focus on Gold exploration as its new name suggests, rallied to a record 52-week high of N1.67 this year, on the 18th of January, 2021.
  • At the current price, shares of Japaul Gold are trading 20.97% higher than what the company’s shares sold for at the close of trading activities on the 31st of December 2021.

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