The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) ended Wednesday’s trading session in positive territory. The All-Share Index closed at 27,352.94 basis points, up 1.09%. Year to date, the index is down by 12.97%.
Top Gainers: Honeywell Flour Mill Plc was the best-performing stock today. The stock gained 9.68% to close at N1.02. Ecobank Transnational Inc also gained 9.60% to close at N6.85. AXA Mansard Insurance Plc gained 9.41% to close at N1.86. Union Diagnostic & Clinical Services Plc gained 9.09% to close at N0.24. Jaiz Bank Plc rounded off the top five gainers for today. The stock gained 8.82% to close at N0.37.
Top Losers: On the flip side, Forte Oil Plc was the worst-performing stock, declining by 10% to close at N15.30. Okomu Oil Palm Plc fell by 9.18% to close at N44.50. Livestocks Feeds Plc fell by 8.89% to close at N0.41. Wapic Insurance Plc fell by 5.56% to close at N0.34. Access Bank Plc rounded off the top five losers for the day. The stock shed 4.62% to close at N6.20.
Top Trades by Volume: United Bank of Nigeria Plc was the most actively-traded stock today. 64.7 million shares valued at N381.9 million were traded in 210 deals. Access Bank Plc was next with 58.1 million shares valued at N372.2 million traded in 160 deals, followed by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc with 43.9 million shares valued at N1.1 billion traded in 266 deals.
FBN Holdings Plc was next with 36.1 million shares valued at N177.9 million traded in 310 deals. Zenith Bank Plc rounded off the top five most actively traded stocks today with 34.5 million shares valued at N608.1 million traded in 392 deals.