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The Nigerian Stock Exchange ended Friday’s trading session in positive territory. The All Share Index closed at 29,966.87 basis points, up 0.73%.

Year to date, the index is down 4.66%.

Top Gainers and Losers: Ikeja Hotel Plc was the best performing stock yesterday. The stock gained 10% to close at N1.43. Nigerian Breweries Plc also gained 9.57% to close at N63. Berger Paints Plc gained 8.53% to close at N7. Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc gained 7.98% to close at N2.57. Chams Plc rounded up the top five gainers for Friday by gaining 7.41% to close at N0.29.

On the flip side, NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was the worst performing stock, declining by 9.48% to close at N1.05. Courteville Business Solutions Plc fell by 8.00% to close at N2.52. AIICO Insurance Plc fell by 4.35% to close at N0.66. Access Bank Plc fell by 2.99% to close at N6.50. Forte Oil Plc rounds up the top five losers for the day. The stock shed 2.19% to close at N26.80.

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Top Trades by Volume: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc was the most actively traded stock yesterday. 83.5 million shares valued at N2.6 billion were traded in 246 deals. Ecobank Transnational Inc was next with 25 million shares valued at N269 million traded in 43 deals. Zenith Bank Plc was next with 18.2 million shares valued at N362 million traded in 331 deals. FBN Holdings Plc was next with 17.3 million shares valued at N115 million traded in 190 deals. Lafarge Africa Plc (WAPCO) rounded up the top five most actively traded stocks on Friday with 16.2 million shares valued at N195 million traded in 103 deals.

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