The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed bullish today, after wallowing in 3 days of consecutive loss. The NSE closed up by 0.48% with the All Share Index at 26,314.49 basis points. Year to date, the bourse is down by 16.28%.
Top 5 gainers
Law Union and Rock Insurance and Custodian Investment led advancers with a 10% gain to close at N0.55 and N5.50 respectively. Access Bank followed with a 9.52% gain to close at N9.20.
Honeywell Flour Mill gained 8.89% to close at N0.98. Fidson Healthcare rounds up the top 5 gainers with a 7.69% gain to close at N3.50. The stock was among decliners from yesterday.
Top 5 losers
Unilever Nigeria took the biggest hit of 9.47% to close at N19.60. Ikeja Hotels followed with a loss of 9.35% to close at N0.97.
International Breweries lost 8.29% to close at N9.40. CAP Plc closed down 4.89%, ending the day at N24.30.
Royal Exchange rounds up the top 5 losers with a 4.76% to close at N0.20.
Top 5 trades
Friday’s trading session witnessed 432.5 million shares worth N5.6 billion traded in 4,002 deals.
Zenith Bank led the stocks with large volume trades with 127.3 million shares worth N2.2 billion traded in 714 deals. Access Bank was next with 71 million shares worth N633 million traded in 278 deals.
UBA traded 58.96 million shares valued at N385 million in 339 deals. 45.5 million Sterling Bank shares valued at N100 million were traded in 366 deals.
CAP rounds up the top 5 trades by volume with 36.6 million shares worth N889.8 million traded in 47 deals.
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