Trading ended on a strongly positive note at the Nigerian Stock Exchange this week. The All Share Index opened the week at 31,005.17 basis points and closed at 31,426.63 basis points, up 1.36%.

Year to date, the index, however, remains marginally in the red, down 0.01%.

40 equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than 38 in the previous week. 25 equities depreciated in price, lower than 29 of the previous week, while 103 equities remained unchanged higher than 102 equities recorded in the preceding week.

Top Gainers 

Fidelity Bank Plc  

Fidelity Bank was the best performing stock this week, up by 24.38%. The stock opened at N2.01 and closed at N2.50, up N0.49. Year to date, the stock is up 23.15%.

Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc 

Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc opened at N1.90 and closed at N2.33, up N0.43 or 22.6%. Year to date, the stock is up 21.35%.

FCMB Group Plc 

FCMB Group Plc gained 22.16% this week. The stock opened at N1.76 and closed at N2.15, up N0.39. Year to date, the stock is up 13.76%.

Access Bank Plc 

Access Bank opened the week at N5.60 and closed at N6.50, up N0.90 or 16.07%. Year to date, the stock is down 4.41%.

The bank will be holding a court-ordered meeting at the Balmoral Convention Centre, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island by 10 am. Agenda is to obtain shareholders approval for a proposed merger with Diamond Bank.

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Royal Exchange Plc 

Royal Exchange Plc gained 14.81% this week. The stock opened at N0.27 and closed at N0.31, up N0.04.

Redstar Express Plc 

Redstar Express Plc opened the week at N4.40 and closed at N5, up N0.60. Year to date, the stock is up 19.05%.

Standard chartered

The company this week released its results for the nine months ended December 2018. Turnover increased to N6.2 billion in 2017 to N7.5 billion in 2018. Profit before tax increased from N428 million in 2017 to N534 million in 2018. Profit after tax also rose from N291 million in 2017 to N363 million in 2018.

Wema Bank Plc  

Wema Bank appreciated by 12.90% this week. The stock opened the week at N0.62 and closed at N0.70, up N0.08. Year to date, the stock is up 11.11%.

First Aluminum Nigeria Plc 

First Aluminum Nigeria Plc also appreciated by 12.90% this week. The stock opened at N0.31 and closed at N0.35, up N0.04.

AIICO Insurance Plc  

AIICO Insurance Plc opened the week at N0.63 and closed at N0.71, up N0.08 or 12.70%. Year to date, the stock is up by the same margin.

 Linkage Assurance Plc 

Linkage Assurance Plc rounds up the top 10 gainers for the week. The stock opened at N0.56 and closed at N0.63, up N0.07 or 12.50%. Year to date, the stock is down 12.5%.

Top Losers 

Resort Savings and Loans Plc 

Resort Savings and Loans Plc was the worst performing stock this week. The stock shed 23.08% this week, opening at N0.26 and closing at N0.20. Year to date, the stock is down 60%.

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc  

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc shed opened at N0.26 and closed at N0.21, down N0.05 or 19.23% this week. Year to date, the stock is flat.

Medview Airline Plc 

Medview Airline Plc declined by 9.76% this week. The stock opened at N2.05 and closed at N1.85, down N0.20. Year to date, the stock is down by the same margin.

McNichols Plc 

McNichols Plc opened the week at N0.43, and closed at N0.39, down N0.04 or 9.30%. Year to date, the stock is down 17.02%, and is at a 5 year low.

Union Bank Plc 

Union Bank Plc shed 8.9% this week. The stock opened at N6.75 and closed at N6.15, down N0.60. Year to date, the stock is up 9.82%.

ETranzact International Plc 

Etranzact International Plc opened the week at N3.56 and closed at N3.25, down N0.31 or 8.71%. Year to date, the stock is down 17.72% and is trading at a year low.

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc 

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc fell by 7.89% this week. The stock opened at N0.38, and closed at N0.35, down N0.03. Year to date, the stock is down by the same margin.

Seplat Petroleum Development Company 

Seplat Petroleum Development Company opened the week at N576 and closed at N540, down N36 or 6.25%. Year to date, the stock is down 15.63%.

Fidson Healthcare Plc 

Fidson Healthcare Plc shed 5.05% this week. The stock opened at N4.95 and closed at N4.70, down N0.25. Year to date, the stock is down 5.05%.

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc  

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc rounds up the top 10 losers for the day, The stock declined by 4.76% opening at N0.21 and closing at N0.20. Year to date, the stock is down by the same margin.

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