Last week was a bearish one on the Nigerian Stock Exchange as the All Share Index closed at 30,638.90 basis points, down 1.28%. Year to date, the index is down 2.52%.

22 equities appreciated in price during the week, lower than 52 in the previous week. 45 equities depreciated in price, higher than 18 of the previous week, while 97 equities remained unchanged, higher than 94 equities recorded in the previous  week.

Gainers

Custodian Investment Plc

Custodian Investment was the best performing stock last week. The stock gained 16.19% opening at N5.25 and closing at N6.10, up N0.85. Year to date, the stock is up 7.96%.

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Julius Berger Plc 

Julius Berger Plc opened the week at N20.10 and closed at N23.25, up N3.15 or 15.67%. Year to date, the stock is up 15.67%.

Vitafoam Nigeria Plc

Vitafoam Nigeria Plc gained 12.50% last week. The stock opened at N4 and closed at N4.50, up N0.50. Year to date, the stock is up 2.27%.

Niger Insurance Plc 

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

Linkage Assurance Plc 

Linkage Assurance also gained 9.09%, but had a larger numerical gain. The stock opened at N0.66 and closed at N0.72, up N0.06.  Year to date, the stock is flat.

Newrest ASL Nigeria Plc  

Newrest ASL Nigeria opened at N7.25 and closed at N7.90, up N0.65 or 8.97%. Year to date, the stock is flat.

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc 

Seplat Petroleum gained 8.02%. The stock opened at N592.50 and closed at N640, up N47.50. Year to date, the stock is flat.

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TransNationwide Express Plc

Trans-Nationwide Express opened at N0.65 and closed at N0.70, up N0.05 or 7.69%. Year to date, the stock is also up by the same margin.

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc appreciated by 7.42% last week. The stock opened at N11.45 and closed at N12.30, up N0.85. Year to date, the stock is up 1.65%.

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc 

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc rounds up the top 10 gainers for last week. The stock opened at N5.60 and closed at N6.00, up N0.40 or 7.14%. Year to date, the stock is up by the same margin.

Losers

FCMB Group Plc 

FCMB Group Plc was the worst performing stock last week, shedding 15.46%. The stock opened at N1.94 and closed at N1.64, down N0.30. Year to date, the stock is down 14.29%.

GlaxoSmithKline Plc 

GlaxoSmithKline Plc declined by 15.86% last week. The stock opened at N14.50 and closed at N12.20, up N2.30. Year to date, the stock is down by the same margin.

Access Bank Plc 

Access Bank Plc opened the week at N6.80 and closed at N5.80, down N1 or 14.71%. Year to date, the stock is also down by the same percentage.

Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc 

Stanbic IBTC  Holdings Plc shed 12.68%. The stock opened at N53.25 and closed at N46.50, down N6.75. Year to date, the stock is down 3.02%.

Dangote Flour Plc 

Dangote Flour Plc opened the week at N6.85 and closed at N6.00, down N0.85 or 12.41%. Year to date, the stock is down by the same margin.

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc 

Transcorp Plc opened at N1.31 and closed at N1.16, down N0.15 or 11.45%.  Year to date, the stock is down 12.12%.

BOC Gases Plc 

BOC Gases Plc shed 9.98% last week. The stock opened at N4.21 and closed at N3.79, down N0.42. Year to date, the stock is down by the same margin.

CAP Plc 

Chemical and Allied Products Plc dropped 9.61% last week. The stock opened at N34.85 and closed at N31.50, down N3.35. Year to date, the stock is also down by the same margin.

Lafarge Africa Plc 

Lafarge Africa opened at N12.50 and closed at N11.30, down N1.20 or 9.60%. The stock is currently trading at a fresh 5-year low, after hitting a low of N11.50 on Thursday. Year to date, the stock is down 9.24%.

Diamond Bank Plc 

Diamond Bank Plc rounds up the top 10 losers for the week, after topping the gainers chart for several weeks. The stock opened at N1.99 and closed at N1.80, down N0.19 or 9.55%. Year to date, the stock is down 17.43%.

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