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Lafarge Africa Plc (NGX: WAPCO) | Share Price

Updated 18 Aug 2022
Lafarge Africa Plc

Lafarge Africa Plc is a cement manufacturing company listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX).

Lafarge Africa Plc is one of the oldest cement manufacturing companies in Nigeria and is a member of the Lafarge Holcim Group, the largest building and concrete solutions company in the world.

Latest Lafarge Africa Plc Share Price

The graph above shows the latest Lafarge Africa Plc share price on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Investors have seen Lafarge Africa Plc shares perform well historically, and it remains a steady investment. Lafarge Africa Plc stock is live on the NGX under the stock symbol of WAPCO and is available to trade via several brokers in Nigeria.

Overview of Lafarge Africa Plc

Lafarge Africa Plc provides high quality concrete and aggregates for the home building and construction sectors and also has diversified interests in manufacturing paint, repairing electric motors, transport services and Kraft bag production.

Today, Lafarge Africa Plc’s portfolio of products and services are diversified in more sectors of the Industrial Goods value chain and include the following products: cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and pulverized fly ash. Cement solutions are marketed under the brand names Elephant, Ashaka, Supaset, PowerMax and Unicem.  Its subsidiaries include Lafrage Ready Mix Nigeria Limited, AshkaCem Plc, Atlas Cement Company Limited, LSAH, The United Cement Company of Nigeria Ltd (UniCem) and Egyptian Cement Holdings (ECH).

The history of Lafarge Africa Plc goes back to 1959 when it was founded, and the company was first listed in February 1979.

Lafarge Africa Plc has its head offices at 27B Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria.

The company renders its services in Nigeria and South Africa.

The current CEO of Lafarge Africa Plc is Michel Puchercos.

Lafarge Africa Plc’s equity stocks are for sale online on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX) under the stock symbol WAPCO.

Lafarge Africa Plc forms part of the Industrial Goods Sector and Building Materials Industry of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX).

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Lafarge Africa Plc Stock Performance

The current price for Lafarge Africa Plc stocks on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX) is 24.85 Nigerian Naira (NGN).

An analysis of financial data of Lafarge Africa Plc showed that the company has a total market capitalisation of 400 Billion NGN, with a Price/Earning ratio of 8.66 and earnings per share of 2.87 NGN.

With an increase of earnings per share and reliable profits over a period, investors who want to buy or sell Lafarge Africa Plc stocks can look forward to more profitable dividends and earnings in times to come.

According to an analysis on the live chart of Lafarge Africa Plc, analysts forecast further improved performance for the Industrial Goods sector with market share growing as trading volumes increase.

Highlights of Lafarge Africa Plc in 2021

Lafarge Africa Plc started the current financial year (2021) with a share price of 21.05 Nigerian Naira (NGN) on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX), and it has gained 18.1 % in value on its price valuation, ranking 43rd on the NGX with its year-to-date performance.

Lafarge Africa Plc is currently the 17th most-traded stock on the NGX and it has experienced a total trading volume of more than 238 million shares, which were finalised in 6,583 deals and were valued at a total of 5.86 billion Nigerian Naira (NGN) over the recent three month period from September to December 2021, with an average of 3.78 million shares in each trading session.

During the same period a volume high of 18 million was achieved on October 29 and a low of 145,658 on September 24.

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How to buy Lafarge Africa Plc stocks – Step by Step

The stock market is one of the most attractive financial markets that sees millions of retail investors and traders participating daily. To buy, sell or trade Lafarge Africa Plc stocks on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX), traders and investors can follow a few simple steps:

  1. Find the share that you want to buy, in this case, “WAPCO”.
  2. Select a forex broker that offers access to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NGX).
  3. Review the broker’s trading conditions, fees, deposit and withdrawal methods, trading platform, customer support, regulation, and other components to ensure that they are aligned with your trading plan.
  4. Open a live trading account with the broker by completing the online application form and providing the necessary documentation to verify the trading account.
  5. Once your account has been activated, you are ready to make your first share purchase through the broker.
  6. From here you can start to build and diversify your portfolio by buying more shares.

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