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Nigerian Stock Investors Lose N16 Billion on Thursday Amid Weak Sentiment

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Stock Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange Loses N16 Billion on Thursday 

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) continues its decline on Thursday as investors remain cautious amid week market sentiment.

The market capitalisation of listed equities declined by N16 billion t from N13.153 trillion it closed on Wednesday to N13.137 trillion on Thursday.

While the NSE All-Share Index dipped by 101.13 basis points or 0.13 percent to settle at 25,182.67 basis points, down from 25,215.04 recorded on Wednesday.

A total of 17 stocks closed in the red, against the 16 that emerged gainers.

Similarly, total shares of 337.13 million were traded by investors in 3,880 transactions during the trading hour of Thursday.

In terms of volume traded, the bank subsector was the most active as 92.06 million shares were exchanged in 1,237 transactions. The surged in volume was due to the improvement in activities of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Unity Bank Plc that declared a strong financial statement on Wednesday.

Activities in the insurance subsector expanded, largely boosted by the increase in the activities of Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc and AIICO Insurance Plc. The subsector recorded a total turnover of 83.68 million shares in 448 transactions.

Top gainers were Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc with 9.83 per cent gain to close at N2.57 per share. This was followed by Unity Bank Plc’s 9.62 per cent gain to settle at 57 kobo per share, while ABC Transport Plc gained 8.89 per cent to 49 kobo per share.

Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc was the top loser with 10 percent decline in value to close at N2.25 per share while Prestige Assurance Plc dipped by 9.09 per cent to settle at 70 kobo per share.

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc declined by 8.33 per cent to close at 22 kobo a unit share.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Stock Market Opens in The Red on Monday as Dangote Sugar, Zenith Bank, Others Led Losers

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Nigerian stock market opened the week in the red following consecutive weeks of strong performance.

In the early hours of the day, investors traded 121.196 million shares valued at N985.177 million in 2,572 transactions.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation dipped by N51 billion from N18.288 trillion to N18.177 trillion. While the NSE All-Share Index declined by 0.29 percent to 34,784.54 index points.

N Nigeria Flour Mills Plc led losers with a 10 percent decline. Followed by Neimeth, Dangote Sugar, Zenith Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank with 9.63 percent, 3 percent, 1.23 percent and 0.86 percent, respectively. See the details below.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
TRANSCORP 19,644,249 N19,905,215.96
MBENEFIT 18,107,400 N3,918,776.00
ZENITHBANK 14,802,655 N356,221,166.85
MANSARD 10,056,283 N25,438,143.39
ACCESS 7,420,108 N63,444,003.35

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
MANSARD N2.34 N2.49 0.15 6.41%
NEM N2.47 N2.55 0.08 3.24%
UPL N1.38 N1.41 0.03 2.17%
CUTIX N1.7 N1.73 0.03 1.76%
LIVESTOCK N1.3 N1.33 0.03 2.31%

Top Losers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NNFM N7.7 N6.93 -0.77 -10.00%
DANGSUGAR N20 N19.4 -0.6 -3.00%
ZENITHBANK N24.45 N24.15 -0.3 -1.23%
GUARANTY N35 N34.7 -0.3 -0.86%
NEIMETH N2.7 N2.44 -0.26 -9.63%

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Nigerian Stock Exchange Leads Global Stocks, Year-to-date Gain Increased to 30% Last Week

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Nigerian Stock Exchange sustained its bullish momentum last week as investors traded a total turnover of 1.816 billion shares valued at N25.791 billion in 31,665 deals.

This was below the 11.400 billion shares worth N35.892 billion transacted in 39,265 deals in the previous week. However, the Exchange managed to sustain its global lead as sentiment remained high despite the economic recession and a series of other uncertainties.

In terms of volume traded, the financial services industry led with 1.274 billion shares estimated at N14.710 billion that exchanged hands in 18,392 deals. Therefore, contributing 70.15 percent and 57.04 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The conglomerates industry followed with 217.170 million shares valued at N231.809 million and exchanged in 1,226 deals. In third place was the consumer goods industry with a turnover of 113.760 million shares valued at N2.598 billion in 4,568 deals.

Zenith Bank Plc, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc and Access Bank Plc led the most traded stocks in terms of volume. Together, the three accounted for 649.529 million shares valued at N8.104 billion in 6,395 deals and contributed 35.76 percent and 31.42 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The market capitalisation of listed equities expanded by 2.19 percent to settle at N18.228 trillion while the NSE All-Share Index also gained 2.19 percent or 748.69 index points to 34,885.51 index points, up from 34,136.82 index points recorded in the previous week.

The bourse year to date return rose to 29.97 percent, the highest performer among Bloomberg tracked 93 global stocks. NSE Premium index led with 47.85 percent year-to-date gain while the NSE AFR Div Yield Index trailed with 47.82 percent gain. See the list of top gainers and losers for the week below.

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Insider Dealing: Flour Mills MD Invest N91.642 Million in Flour Mills

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Following the purchase of 1.95 million shares in Flour Mills of Nigeria a few days ago, the Group Managing Director, Paul Miyonmide Gbededo, has purchased another 1.34 million shares at N27.75k per share.

The company stated in a disclosure form released through the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

Mr. Gbededo bought an additional 1,336,028 shares valued at N37,074,777 on November 19, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos. Meaning, Gbededo invested an additional N37,074,777 into Flour Mills in what could be said as a show of confidence in the company’s future.

This brings the Managing Director’s total purchase in November to 3,284,867 shares at a combined value of N91,642,269. See the details below.

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