Access Bank, Lafarge, others top trades on NSE

Access Bank Plc, Lafarge Africa Plc, and Custodian and Allied Insurance Plc led the most actively traded stocks on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday’s trading session.

They were followed by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Guinness Nigeria Plc.

While Custodian led the chart with 348 million shares valued at N2.52 billion traded in 6 deals, Access Bank followed with 52.57 million shares valued at N383.43 million in 193 deals. Lafarge traded 28.15 million shares valued at N450.34 million in 76 deals.

GTB was next with 21.84 million shares valued at N583.11 million traded in 294 deals and Guinness rounded off the top five most actively traded stocks with 20.23 million shares valued at N607 million traded in 76 deals.

Wednesday’s trading session ended in negative territory as the All-Share Index closed at 26,598.94 basis points, down by 0.79%.

Learn Africa Plc earned the best-performing stock, as it gained 9.80% to close at N1.12, followed by Chams Plc gained 8.33% to close at N0.26. Cornerstone Insurance Plc gained 8.33% to close at N0.39, Jaiz Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc gained 4.26% to close at N0.49, and 2.80% to close at N7.35 respectively.

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc was the worst-performing stock, dropped by 10% to close at N6.30. NCR Nigeria Plc also fell by 9.09% to close at N4.50. Followed by Guinness Nigeria Plc, which dropped by 7.69% to close at N30. United Capital Plc also fell by 6.98% to close at N2.

Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc rounded off the top five losers for the day. The stock shed 6.52% to close at N0.43.

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