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ABC Transport Plc led the gainers’ chart at the end of trading on the floor of the Nigeria Stock Exchange on Friday, as the bourse extended its decline 

The All-Share index dropped by 1.68% from 26,987.45 basis point at the end of last week to 26,533.78 basis points on Friday. Year to date, the index is down 15.58%.  

Losses were evident across the sectors, as the indices of Consumer Goods dropped by 3.96%, Oil and Gas (-3.17%); Industrial Goods (-1.76%) and Insurance (-1.60bps). 

But the Banking index increased by +0.14bps. 

Top Gainers 

ABC Transport Plc was the best performing stock this week, appreciating by 29.41%. The stock closed at N0.44k. YTD was up by 51.7%  

African Prudent Plc 

African Prudent Plc followed, appreciating by 13.64%. It closed at N4.00. YTD was up by 3.4%. 

National Salt Company of Nigeria 

NASCON’s stock increased by 12.50% at the end of the week’s trading when it closed at N14.85. But the YTD dropped by 17.5% 

Learn Africa Plc 

Learn Africa Plc also got its stock increased by 9.8% when it closed at N1.23. Like NASCON, Its YTD also dropped by 9.6%.  

Livestock Plc 

Livestock Plc rounded up the gainers’ chart as it closed at N0.47k, up by 9.30%. YTD also dropped by 4.1%. 

 Top losers 

Guinness Plc 

Guinness Plc led the losers’ chart when it’s stock dropped by 10.79% as it closed at N29.35. its YTD dropped drastically by 59.2%. 

 PZ Industries Plc 

PZ Industries also dropped by 10% when the price closed the week at N6.30. The YTD of the conglomerate dropped by 47.9%. 


 Champion Plc 

The shares of Champion Brewery Plc closed the week at N1.04 each, dropped by 9.57%. The YTD also dropped by 47.7%. 

 NCR Plc 

The value of NCR Plc shares also closed the week at N4.50, dropped by 9.09%. The YTD decreased by 25%. 

Niger Insurance Plc 

Niger Insurance Plc shares closed at N0.20k and dropped by 9.09%. The share’s YTD dropped by 16.7%   

 In our view, the trend witnessed through 2019 so far is likely to persist through Q4-19, although we expect pockets of gains over the last few weeks of the year as fund and portfolio managers realign portfolios prior to the start of 2020. Consequently, we advise investors to tread the cautious trading path over the short term. 

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Abiola has spent about 14 years in journalism. His career has covered some top local print media like TELL Magazine, Broad Street Journal, The Point Newspaper. The Bloomberg MEI alumni has interviewed some of the most influential figures of the IMF, G-20 Summit, Pre-G20 Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers, Critical Communication World Conference. The multiple award winner is variously trained in business and markets journalism at Lagos Business School, and Pan-Atlantic University. You may contact him via email - abiola.odutola@nairametrics.com.


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