Unilever, GTBank, Flour Mill, Zenith Bank Drag Down Stock Market
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) resumed bearish trends on Thursday as premium stocks failed to perform.
The NSE All-Share Index declined by 0.90 percent from 24,479.22 basis points it closed on Wednesday to 24,374.40 bps on Thursday.
While market capitalisation of listed equities depreciated by N115 billion from N12.830 trillion on Wednesday to N12.715 trillion on Thursday.
Activity level was mixed as investors traded 180.121 million shares valued at N1.847 billion in 3,889 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday, compared to the 198.011 million shares worth N1.036 billion traded in 3,772 deals on Wednesday.
In terms of volume traded, United Bank for Africa led with 23,927 million shares valued at N153.170 million. This was followed by First Bank of Nigeria Holdings’ 21.568 million shares worth N110.470 million exchanged by investors.
Guaranty Trust Bank, Transcorp and Zenith Bank followed with 21.094 million shares, 16.814 million shares and 15.538 million shares valued at N446.003 million, N10.431 million and N234.467 million, respectively.
Redstarex led with 15 kobo or 4.76 percent gain to close at N3.3 per share. This was closely trailed by Neimeth’s 14 kobo or 9.40 percent gain. Neimeth settled at N1.63 per share.
NAHCO, Jaiz Bank and Unity Bank gained 11 kobo or 5.53 percent, 4 Kobo or 7.27 percent and 3 kobo or 6.38 percent to close at N2.1 per share, 59 kobo per share and 50 kobo per share, respectively.
Unilever led with N1.5 or 9.80 percent decline to close at N13.8 per share. Guaranty Trust Bank followed with N1.15 or 5.26 percent depreciation to settle at N20.7 per share.
Flour Mill, Zenith Bank and Cadbury added N1 or 5.36 percent decline, 90 kobo or 5.73 percent depreciation and 65 kobo or 8.78 percent decline to close at N17.65 per share, N14.8 per share and N6.75 per share, respectively.
Investors Dump N15 Billion on United Capital Series 3 Commercial Paper
United Capital Plc has raised N15 billion through Series 3 Commercial Paper (CP) issued under a N20 billion programme registered with the FMDQ Securities Exchange.
The company announced this through a statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
According to the statement, the Series 3 270-day issuance at a yield of 1.26 percent had 112 percent subscriptions from a pool of institutional investors, especially Asset Managers.
The statement reads in part, “this issuance sets another ground-breaking record in the Nigerian Capital Markets, being the lowest yield on record for a 270-day CP issuance by a nonbank issuer. FSDH Capital Limited, United Capital Plc, and UCML Capital Limited acted as Arrangers to the transaction.”
Speaking on the success of the commercial paper, Mr. Peter Ashade, the Chief Executive Officer, United Capital Plc, said “The commercial paper issuance is in line with our bid to diversify our funding sources, strengthen our capital base and intensify our strategic initiatives aimed at providing innovative financing solutions to our clients”.
“This issuance sets another ground-breaking record in the Nigerian Capital Markets, being the lowest yield on record for a 270-day CP issuance by a nonbank issuer. FSDH Capital Limited, United Capital Plc, and UCML Capital Limited acted as Arrangers to the transaction.”
Guaranty Trust Bank, Flour Mills Led Losers as Stock Market Sheds 0.25%
Guaranty Trust Bank led losers on Thursday despite investors exchanging 289.394 million shares valued at N7.348 billion in 4,877 deals.
The market capitalisation of listed equities depreciated to N18.277 trillion on Thursday while the NSE All-Share Index declined by 0.25 percent to 34,968.94 index points.
United Bank for Africa led the most traded stocks with 34,452,379 shares estimated at N283,444,025.15.
This was followed by Zenith Bank’s 31,201,182 shares valued at N743,575,194.70. MTN Nigeria, Access Bank and Mbenefit did 27,412,485, 22,957,947 and 22,490,334 worth N4,379,326,719.70, N196,038,901.15 and N5,063,096.82, respectively.
Guaranty Trust Bank led losers with a 50 kobo decline or 1.46 percent to close at N33.6 per share. See the details below.
Stock Market Extends Bullish Run in December, Opens the Month With 0.30% Gain
Nigerian stock investors continued to dump more funds on Nigerian equities in December as the Nigerian Stock Exchange opened the month on a positive strong note.
The NSE All-Share Index gained 0.30 percent to settle at 35,147.62 index points while the market capitalisation rose by N56 billion from N18.309 trillion recorded on Monday to settle at N18.365 trillion on Tuesday.
Investors traded 308.181 million shares valued at N3.403 billion in 35,147.62 index points during the trading hours of Tuesday.
Access Bank led the most traded stock 43,368,357 shares worth N376,476,921.75. While First Bank followed with 31,934,748 shares valued at N229,789,381.55. See the details below.
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