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Zenith, GTBank, Fidelity Gain Despite Stock Market Closing in Red Last Week

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Stock Market Closed in Red Despite Zenith, GTBank, Fidelity Gains

The Nigerian Stock Exchange depreciated further last week after losing N257 billion in the previous week.

Investors traded a total turnover of 901.542 million shares valued at N13.453 billion in 18,676 transactions during the week. While the turnover was below the 961.833 million shares exchanged in the previous week, the value traded was more than the N9.181 billion exchanged in 18,676 transactions in the previous week.

The sectoral analysis showed the financial sector led in terms of turnover with 628.368 million shares worth N5.181 billion traded in 9,887 deals. The sector contributed 69.81 percent and 38.55 percent to the total volume and value traded respectively.

The ICT sector trailed the financial sector with 59.506 million shares valued at N5.161 billion in 684 deals, while the consumer goods industry came third with 57.136 million shares worth N1.385 billion in 2,993 transactions.

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Fidelity Bank Plc and Zenith Bank Plc led in terms of volume traded with a combined 293.678 million shares valued at N4.042 billion in 4,334 deals. The three accounted for 32.58 percent and 30.05 percent of the total volume and value exchanged respectively.

Further analysis revealed that investors traded a turnover volume of 189.691 million shares valued at N2.785 billion in 4,216 transactions on Monday. This dropped to 155.529 million shares worth N2.6 billion in 4,060 deals on Tuesday. While 232.609 million shares valued at N4.698 billion, 192.081 million shares worth N2.470 billion and 131.630 million shares worth N899 million were exchanged in 3,523 deals on Wednesday, 3,833 deals on Thursday and 3,044 deals on Friday.

NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 0.12 percent or 29.76 basis points from 24,336.12 bps recorded in the previous week to 24,306.36 bps last week.

The market capitalisation of listed equities also lost 0.12 percent or N15 billion from the N12.695 trillion filed in the previous week to N12.680 trillion last week.

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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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