LEARN AFRICA PLC was ahead of 16 equities, with a rally of 9.17%. Other top gainers were TRANSCORP 7.98%; GLAXO SMITHKLINE 5.61%; NEM INSURANCE 4.96%; and FO 4.94%. On the opposite side, CONTINENTAL RE topped the list of 22 laggards with a decline of 5.14%. Other top losers include UNITY BANK 4.72%; FLOUR MILL 4.69%; JAIZ BANK 4.65%; and AFRINSURE 4.35%.
ZENITH BANK PLC emerged the highest traded equity by volume terms with a total of 76,674,068 units of its shares exchanged. Other top trades in the same category include FBN HOLDINGS 24,267,201; NIGERIAN BREWERIES 21,020,484; TRANSCORP 17,660,295; and AFRINSURE 17,112,250.
The following six companies tendered their unaudited Q1 financial statements for the period ended March 31, 2018 with these highlights:
TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATION OF NIG. PLC: Turnover N26.30b; Profit Before Tax (PBT) N5.93b; and Profit After Tax (PAT) N5.41b
CHAMS PLC & ITS SUBSIDIARIES: Revenue N739.00m; PBT N129.52m; and PAT N119.16m
LAFARGE AFRICA PLC: Turnover N80.64b; PBT (N2.94b); and PAT (N2.00b)
ECOBANK TRANSNATIONAL INCORPORATED (ECOBANK GROUP): Gross Earnings $650m or N199b; PBT $111m or N34b; and PAT $91m or N28b
LIVESTOCK FEEDS PLC: Revenue N1.62b; PBT (N102.93m); and PAT (N102.93m)
SECURE ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY PLC: Revenue N1.0b; PBT (N8.2m); and PAT (N8.2m)
On its part, THE TOURIST CO OF NIG. PLC submitted its 18 months audited financial statement for the period ended December 31, 2017 with the following highlights: Revenue N4.91b; PBT (N3.22b); and PAT (N3.22b)
Price adjustments were today effected on DANGOTE FLOUR MILLS PLC, MAY BAKER PLC and LAFARGE AFRICA PLC to the tune of N0.20; N0.20; and N1.50 respectively to reflect the individual cash dividends recently declared by their Boards of Directors.