Why All Nigerian Stock Traders Must Monitor Insider Dealings
Since the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) mandated listed companies to disclose insider dealings, a lot has changed as traders and stakeholders now have an idea of who is buying what, at what price level and quantity being bought.
However, despite the level of details, most traders are yet to realise the importance of these details to stock performance. For instance, in the last one month, Herbert Wigwe, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Access Bank, has been buying the company’s stock in large quantity and acquired a total of 7.532 million in the last one month.
On July 8th, the bank announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Access Bank Zambia Limited was in talks to acquire Cavmont Bank Limited. While this may still be wrong on the part of the CEO who has seemingly taken advantage of his knowledge of the ongoing deal, it allows traders to model their strategies in line with executive actions/purchases by those with undivulged fundamental details of a certain stock.
Presently, Excelsior Shipping Limited, a substantial shareholder of Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, has acquired almost 3.5 million of the company’s shares in the last one month, while Blakeney LLP, a substantial shareholder of UAC of Nigeria Plc bought 40 million units of the company’s shares last month.
The new disclosure policy will now allow stock traders to have an understanding of corporate actions by those previews to details they do not have.
The good news is, Investors King has devoted a complete section to insider dealings. Just click here every morning to know who is buying what, at what price level and the sequence and pattern of purchase.
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.
Insider Dealing: MD of Fidelity Bank Acquires 5 Million Shares of Fidelity
Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Designate, Fidelity Bank Plc, purchased 5,000,000 shares of Fidelity Bank on Monday, November 30, 2020.
The management disclosed this in a statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Onyeali-Ikpe purchased the shares in five different transactions, according to the statement signed by Ezinwa Unuigboje, the Company Secretary, Fidelity Bank Plc.
It said 260,190 shares were acquired at N2.52 per share. While 400,000; 130,000; 2,870,000 and 1,339,810 shares were purchased at N2.55; N2.58; N2.60 and N2.56, respectively.
Aggregate information revealed the 5,000,000 shares were acquired at an average price of N2.56 per share. See the details below.
Despite Opening in Red, The Nigerian Stock Exchange Closed in Green
The Nigerian Stock Exchange closed positive on Monday despite opening the day in the red.
The market capitalisation rebounded from the N51 billion decline recorded earlier in the day to close with N21 billion profit at N18.309 trillion market value.
Similarly, the NSE All-Share Index recovered from a 0.29 percent dip to gain 0.45 percent and closed the day at 35,042.14 index points.
Investors traded 415.531 million shares valued at N4.898 billion in 5,267 transactions during the trading hours of Monday.
Airtel Africa led the most traded stocks with a N53.5 gain to close at N588.5 per share. MTN Nigeria came second with a 20 kobo gain to close at N155.2 a single share. See the details below.
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