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GTBank, Zenith Bank, Stanbic drop, Bears stage a comeback

Market breadth closed negative as BOCGAS led 19 Gainers as against 28 Losers topped by PRESCO at the end of today’s session.



Nigerian bourse ended Thursday’s trading session on a bearish note. The All Share Index dropped by 0.50% to close at 34,643.65 points, as against +1.68% appreciation recorded on Wednesday.

  • Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at +29.06%. Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalization presently stands at N18.102 trillion.
  • Nigerian Stocks trading turnover on Thursday also plunged, as volume dipped by 44.80% compared to 92.94% downtick recorded on Wednesday.
  • TRANSCORP , FBNH, and ACCESS were the most active to boost market turnover.
  • ZENITHBANK and STANBIC topped the market value list.
    MANSARD leads the list of active stocks that recorded an impressive volume spike at the end of today’s session.
  • Market breadth closed negative as BOCGAS led 19 Gainers, as against 28 Losers topped by PRESCO at the end of today’s session — an unimproved performance when compared with the previous outlook.

Top gainers

  1. BOCGAS up 9.90% to close at N6.77
  2. ETERNA up 9.89% to close at N4.78
  3. PZ up 9.28% to close at N5.3
  4. NB up 4.31% to close at N60.5
  5. WAPCO up 4.15% to close at N25.1

Top losers

  1. PRESCO drop 9.97% to close at N71.8
  2. DANGSUGAR drop 4.72% to close at N21.2
  3. STANBIC drop 4.12% to close at N43
  4. GUARANTY drop 3.24% to close at N35.8
  5. ZENITHBANK drop -2.43% to close at N26.05

Nigerian bourse at the fourth trading session of the week was negatively impacted by losses recorded in large and medium capitalized stocks, amongst which includes Nigeria’s blue-chip banks – GTBank, Zenith Bank, Stanbic.

Nairametrics envisages cautious buying amid renewed profit-making seen across the market spectrum.

Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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List of best performing Nigerian stocks in 2021

A look at some of the Nigerian stocks that have performed well this year.



Nigerian banking stocks remain most liquid stocks, as investors gain N25.1 billion, DANGOTE CEMENT, OKOMUOIL and GUINNESS drag Nigerian Stock market down,  SEPLAT, GUINNESS, Breaks Nigerian Bourse Support Levels, Investors Lose N49 Billion  

It’s no longer news that since the start of this year the world’s best-performing stock market for 2020 has not been particularly impressive.

Most recent data from the Nigerian stock exchange revealed all-share index fell further at the close of its most recent trading session, down by -0.40% to 39,364.67 index points.

The Year-to-date return and market capitalization settled at -2.26% and N20.5 trillion, respectively.

Still, some medium capitalized Nigerian stocks had printed returns in 2021 that would make Bitcoin and other top Crypto assets envious.

Why this matters: Investment performance usually helps individuals to understand if their specific financial assets are performing or underperforming. It also provides the needed insight to help an investor modify or maintain his/her strategies

Methodology: Nairametrics, with the help of other leading financial data providers, through their price assessments performance in percentage terms, ranked the financial assets at specific categories.

Champion Breweries: The medium capitalized stock is the best performing Nigerian stock asset printing gains of about 98% this year alone amid buying interests by investors that continue to prop the shares of the brewery company upon the expectation of a mandatory takeover by Heineken.

Livestock Feeds Plc: The shares of the Animal feed company have recorded about 60% on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 2021 alone, on the account investors continue to raise their stake on the company higher, owing to the impressive financial results of the company in 2020.

NCR Nigeria Plc (NCR): The pretty unpopular Nigerian stock recorded impressive upsides this year, on the account it has currently gained 58% in 2021, owing such a remarkable feat to the fact it produced a significant increase in its 2020 Financial year pre-tax profit despite having its total revenues plunging.

BOCGAS Nigeria: The medium capitalized stock attracted the gaze of Nigerian investors amid its most recent filing, showing its profit after tax in Q3 grew by 48% to N194 million, amid the prevailing pandemic that wreaked havoc on Africa’s biggest economy. The stock has printed YTD returns of about 42%.

Academy Press Plc; Often referred to as one of the oldest and largest publishing houses in Nigeria, as printed gains of about 37% amid reports that reveal Nigerians relatively are not reading books as much as they are supposed to, owing to the rise of Facebook, Netflix, Multichoice and the likes. The N248 million valued Nigerian company is currently trading near its 52 weeks high of 0.46 kobo.


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Disclaimer: The objective here is to give the needed insight into top-performing financial assets in Nigeria and should not be seen as a piece of investment advice or guide, as Nairametrics advises one to seek the services of a certified financial advisor for such services.


*Nairametrics would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time.

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Most popular stock trading app for young traders ready to list on NASDAQ

The company has increasingly gained popularity during the COVID-19, as homebound young people turned to online trading to pass the time.



Robinhood, the most popular trading app among a significant number of millennials and Gen Z has chosen Nasdaq Exchange, the popular tech-dominated stock exchange for its initial public offering, according to reports seen on CNBC.

Robinhood whose major mission is to “democratize” investing is viewed as the main gateway to many young stock traders especially in emerged markets to access the equity and crypto markets.

The company has increasingly gained popularity during the COVID-19, as homebound young people turned to online trading to pass the time and make money.

Though it’s important in noting that the stock trading app though has not yet officially filed for listing.

The report however failed to give clarity on what option Robinhood might choose to take in going public whether the direct listing or a traditional IPO option.

In addition, the American-based fintech company has lowered the obstacles many retail investors might have as its sets the stage for one of the biggest public debuts of the year.

That being said, all coast seems clear for the green-coloured trading app to file its S-1 with the U.S SEC.
Goldman Sachs, America’s most elite bank is advising Robinhood on this matter.

However, its recent role at the center of the so-called WallStreetBets has lately attracted a big question mark among leading politicians and regulators.

The U.S SEC had already investigated why Robinhood temporarily suspended a significant number of retail traders from trading GameStop (GME) and a few other stocks at that time amid abnormal gains seen in those assets in the review.

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