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Stock Investors Continue to Lose Money as 23 Stocks Closed in Red

Sentiment across the Nigerian stock market remained weak as 23 stocks closed in the red on Tuesday.

The market capitalisation of listed stocks declined by N2 billion to N12.91 trillion as sentiment remains generally weak.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index depreciated by 3.86 basis points or 0.02 percent from 24,753.92 bps it closed on Monday to 24,750.06 bps on Tuesday.

A total of 23 stocks closed in the red, against nine that managed to close in the green.

While investors at the bourse on Tuesday traded a total of 167.95 million shares in 3,784 transactions during the trading hours.

In terms of volume traded, the premium subsector was the most active as investors exchanged 39.62 million shares in 1,178 deals. This was largely driven by the attractiveness of the stocks of United Bank for Africa Plc and FBN Holdings Plc.

Accordingly, the banking subsector was aided by the renewed interest in shares of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc. Both contributed 28.10 million shares traded in 623 transactions by investors.

UACN Property Development Company Plc led the gainers’ table with 7.69 percent to settle at 98 kobo per share.

This was followed by the Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc with a 2.86 percent gain to close at 72 kobo per share. Oando Plc added 2.04 percent to settle at N2.50 kobo per share.

On the flip side, the Unity Bank Plc topped losers’ table with a decline of 10 percent to close at 54 kobo per share.

Dangote Sugar lost 9.85 percent to settle at N11.90 per share while the Ikeja Hotel Plc dipped by 9.57 percent to close at N1.04 per 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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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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Insider Dealing: Fidelity Bank’s GM Purchases 1 Million Shares in the Bank

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The General Manager and Regional Bank Head, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Kenneth Opara, has purchased 1 million shares of Fidelity Bank Plc.

The bank stated in a disclosure statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday.

Opara carried out the purchase in two different transactions on November 25, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange trading flour in Lagos, Nigeria.

The General Manager bought 6,000 shares at N2.78 per unit and another 994,000 at N2.79 per share. Bringing total purchase to 1 million shares at an average share price of N2.78. See the details below.

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Bank Stocks Top Charts Amid Strong Third Quarter Performance

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Bank stocks top both gainers’ and top traded stocks’ charts on Tuesday as investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange continues to increase their holdings of banks’ stocks amid strong third-quarter financial results.

Zenith Bank led the most traded stocks for a second consecutive day on Tuesday following a declaration of  N509 billion gross earnings and N177 billion profit after tax in the first nine months of the year.

Investors traded 71,933,841 shares of Zenith Bank valued at N1,730,151,404.20 during the trading hours of Tuesday.

Transcorp, the only non-bank stock on the top five trades, followed Zenith Bank with 37,172,526 shares worth N32,853,263.27.

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Access Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) exchanged 30,003,182 units, 29,549,235 units and 29,332,033 units estimated at N1,022,126,997.60, N243,311,726.70 and N236,303,261.20, respectively.

Investors exchanged a total of 365.414 million shares valued at N4.692 billion in 6,325 deals on Tuesday to return the bourse to the green zone after two days of consecutive declines.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation rose by N114 billion from N17.829 trillion it closed on Monday to N17.943 trillion on Tuesday. While the NSE All-Share Index gained 220.82 index points or 0.06 percent to 34,349.56 index points it settled on Tuesday, up from 34,119.74 index points on Monday.

Stanbic IBTC Bank led gainers with N2.8 or 7.08 percent gain to finish the day at N42.35 per share. See the details below.

Top Trades 

Symbols Volume Value
ZENITHBANK 71,933,841 N1,730,151,404.20
TRANSCORP 37,172,526 N32,853,263.27
GUARANTY 30,003,182 N1,022,126,997.60
ACCESS 29,549,235 N243,311,726.70
UBA 29,332,033 N236,303,261.20

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
STANBIC N39.55 N42.35 2.8 7.08%
UBA N7.7 N8.2 0.5 6.49%
ACCESS N7.9 N8.35 0.45 5.70%
FBNH N6.7 N7.15 0.45 6.72%
UBN N5.5 N5.9 0.4 7.27%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
JBERGER N19 N17.3 -1.7 -8.95%
FIDSON N5.4 N4.87 -0.53 -9.81%
GUINNESS N18 N17.5 -0.5 -2.78%
ETERNA N4.61 N4.15 -0.46 -9.98%
UACN N7.95 N7.65 -0.3 -3.77%

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