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Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc, Zenith Bank and United Bank for Africa Plc led the most actively traded stocks on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday’s trading session.

Details: While GTBank Plc led the chart with 75.2 million shares valued at N1.98 billion traded in 377 deals, Flour Mills of Nigeria followed with 69 million shares valued at N1.04 billion in 44 deals and Fidelity Bank traded 25.4 million shares valued at N42.7 million in 91 deals.

Zenith Bank also recorded 21 million shares valued at N365.9 million traded in 418 deals and United Bank for Africa rounded off the top five most actively traded stocks with 20.5 million shares valued at N119 million traded in 177 deals.

However, Friday’s trading session ended in negative territory as the All-Share Index closed at 26,448.62 basis points, down by 0.03%.

Top Gainers:  CHI Plc earned the best-performing stock, as it gained 10% to close at N0.33, followed by Custodian Plc gained 9.73% to close at N6.20. AIICO Insurance Plc gained 3.13% to close at N0.66. Oando Plc and Prestige Plc gained 2.64% to close at N3.50, and 2.00% to close at N0.51 respectively.

Top Losers: UAC-PROP Plc was the worst-performing stock, dropped by 9.91% to close at N1. Learn Africa Plc also fell by 9.78% to close at N1.11. PZ Plc, which fell by 9.76% to close at N5.55, Vitafoam PLC also fell by 9.74% to close at N3.52. Cutix Plc rounded off the top five losers for the day. The stock shed 6.43% to close at N1.31.


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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