Christmas: Transcorp, Dangote, UBA top best performing stock

On Christmas day, investors in the Nigerian Stock Exchange have navigated an economic landscape rife with challenges and opportunities to gain on the stocks they acquired.

These top ten best-performing stocks, characterized by stability and excluding the usual volatility associated with penny stocks, have acted as guiding stars, leading investors to lucrative havens.

Presented by Nairametrics, these companies stand as the market’s shining beacons as we conclude the year, each reflecting the radiance of wise investments and prosperity achieved in 2023.

10. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI)
– Sector: Banking and Financial Services
– Year-to-Date % Change: 114.2%
– Description: As a pan-African banking conglomerate, ETI provides diverse banking products and services across multiple African countries.

9. Fidelity Bank Plc (FIDELITYBK)
– Sector: Banking and Financial Services
– Year-to-Date % Change: 117.2%
– Description: Fidelity Bank offers commercial and retail banking services, including electronic banking, contributing to its robust year-to-date growth.

8. Access Holdings Plc (ACCESSCORP)
– Sector: Banking and Financial Services
– Year-to-Date % Change: 161.2%
– Description: Access Holdings is renowned for extensive banking operations, providing a range of services from personal banking to corporate finance, maintaining strong growth throughout the year.

7. Geregu Power Plc (GEREGU)
– Sector: Energy and Power
– Year-to-Date % Change: 167.8%
– Description: Specializing in energy generation and distribution, Geregu Power has upheld its market position by delivering reliable power solutions in Nigeria.

6. Sterling Financial Holdings Company Plc (STERLINGNG)
– Sector: Financial Services
– Year-to-Date % Change: 198.6%
– Description: This financial holding company is making strides with investments across various sectors, contributing to its impressive year-to-date growth.

5. BUA Foods Plc (BUAFOODS)
– Sector: Agribusiness and Food Production
– Year-to-Date % Change: 206.0%
– Description: BUA Foods is a major player in the food production industry, focusing on the manufacturing of sugar, flour, and pasta, fueling its growth this year.

4. United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)
– Sector: Banking and Financial Services
– Year-to-Date % Change: 217.8%
– Description: UBA has a strong presence across Africa, offering a full range of banking services appealing to both individual and corporate clients, contributing to its substantial growth.

3. Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc (DANGSUGAR)
– Sector: Food and Beverages
– Year-to-Date % Change: 258.3%
– Description: As part of the Dangote Group, Dangote Sugar Refinery is a leading sugar manufacturer in Africa, making a significant contribution to the Nigerian economy.

2. Transnational Corporation Plc (TRANSCORP)
– Sector: Conglomerate
– Year-to-Date % Change: 515.9%
– Description: TRANSCORP operates in various sectors, including power, hospitality, and agriculture, experiencing substantial growth, particularly in its energy investments.

1. Transcorp Hotels Plc (TRANSCOHOT)
– Sector: Hospitality and Tourism
– Year-to-Date % Change: 650.4%
– Description: As part of the Transnational Corporation, Transcorp Hotels leads the hospitality sector in Nigeria, offering luxury accommodation and conference facilities, showcasing unparalleled growth throughout the year.

This list concentrates on NSE 30 stocks, excluding penny stocks that might have exhibited superior performance.


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