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Nigerian Stock Exchange

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) fell sharply in this week’s trading session. The All Share Index opened the week at 31,041.42 basis points, and closed at 29,616.38 basis points, down 4.59%. The index is also below the 30,000 psychological floor.  

14 equities appreciated in price during the week, lower than 21 in the previous week. 55 equities depreciated in price, higher than 36 equities of the previous week, while 98 equities remained unchanged, lower than one hundred and eleven (111) equities recorded in the preceding week. 

Top Gainers 

Ikeja Hotels Plc  

Ikeja Hotels Plc was the best performing stock on the NSE this week. The stock gained 20.21%, opening at N1.88 and closing at N2.26, up N0.38. Year to date, the stock is up 47.71%. 

CHAMS Plc 

CHAMS opened the week at N0.20 and closed at N0.24, up N0.04 or 20%. Year to date, the stock is up by the same margin.  

The stock has been on a rebound since the firm declared a dividend of N0.03 per share.

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc 

Sovereign Trust Insurance appreciated by 15% this week. The stock opened at N0.20 and closed at N0.23, up N0.03. Year to date, the stock is up 9.52%. 

First Aluminum Plc  

First Aluminum Plc opened the week at N0.30 and closed at N0.33, up N0.03 or 10%. Year to date, the stock is down 8.33%. 

The company this week announced that it had been unable to file its audited 2018 results on the due date of March 31st 2019, as the audit process was yet to be completed. It however expects to do so on or before the April 30th, 2019.  

Berger Paints Plc 

Berger Paints gained 9.70% this week. The stock opened at N8.25 and closed at N9.05, up N0.80. Year to date, the stock is up 5.23%. 

Thomas Wyatt Plc 

Thomas Wyatt Plc opened the week at N0.20 and closed at N0.23, up N0.03, or 8.70%. Year to date, the stock is up by the same margin.  

Sterling Bank Plc 

Tier two lender Sterling Bank Plc gained 8.33% this week. The stock opened at N2.40 and closed at N2.60, up N0.20. Year to date, the stock is up 36.84%. 

Union Bank Plc  

Union Bank Plc gained 5.26% this week. The stock opened at N6.65 and closed at N7, up N0.35. Year to date, the stock is up 25%. 

Cadbury Nigeria Plc 

Cadbury Nigeria Plc gained 5% this week. The stock opened at N10 and closed at N10.50, up N0.50. Year to date, the stock is up 5%. 

NEM Insurance Plc  

NEM Insurance Plc rounds up the top 10 gainers for this week. The stock opened at N2.22 and closed at N2.33, up N0.11 or 4.95%. Year to date, the stock is down 13.70%. 

 

Losers 

Eterna Plc 

Eterna Plc was the worst performing stock this week. The stock shed 24.53%, opening at N5.30 and closing at N4.00. Year to date, the stock is down 14.89%. 

Union Diagnostic and Clinical Services Plc  

Union Diagnostic and Clinical Services Plc opened the week at N0.30 and closed at N0.23, down N0.07 or 23.33%. Year to date, the stock is down 8%. 

UBA Plc  

UBA Plc declined by 19.48% this week. The stock opened at N7.70 and closed at N6.20, down N1.50. Year to date, the stock is down by the same margin. 

Beta Glass Plc 

Beta Glass opened at N71.95 and closed at N58.35, down N13.60 or 18.90%. Year to date, the stock is down 14.57%. 

Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals  

Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals opened at N0.62 and closed at N0.51, down N0.11 or 17.74%. Year to date, the stock is down 34.62% and is trading at a year low.  

Dangote Flour Mills Plc 

Dangote Flour Mills declined by 16.18% this week. The stock opened at N10.20 and closed at N8.55, down N1.65. Year to date, the stock is up 24.82%. 

Livestock Feeds 

Livestock Feeds dropped by 15.87%. The stock opened at N0.63 and closed at N0.53, down N0.10. Year to date, the stock is up 8.16%.

CCNN Plc 

Cement Company of Northern  Nigeria shed 14.57% this week. The stock opened at N19.90 and closed at N17, down N2.90. Year to date, the stock is down 12.37%. 

Oando Plc 

Oando Plc opened the week at N5.65 and closed at N4.95, down N0.70 or 12.39%Year to date, the stock is down 1%.  

The company this week announced it had sold the 25% stake it had held in Axxela Limited (formerly known as Oando Gas and power) to Helios Investment Partners. Helios, in 2016 had bought a 75% stake in the firm.

Ecobank Trans International  

Ecobank Trans international was the worst performing stock this week. The stock opened at N13.20 and closed at N11.60 down 12.12%. Year to date, the stock is down 17.14%.  

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