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Stock Investors Gain N45bn Last Week as FG Announces Reopening of AirSpace for International Flights

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Stock Markets Gain N45bn as FG Announces Resumption of International Flights

Stock investors gained N45 billion last week following the federal government announcement that it will reopen the nation’s airspace for international flight operations on September 5th, 2020.

Investors traded 1.072 billion shares worth N7.384 billion in 16,684 transactions during the week, against a total of 950.414 million shares valued at N10.123 billion exchanged in 16,647 deals in the previous week.

In terms of volume traded, the financial sector led with 587.761 million shares worth N4.022 billion traded in 8,483 transactions. The sector contributed 54.76 percent and 54.47 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The conglomerates sector came second with 307.744 million shares valued at N799.159 million in 1,010 deals. This was followed by the consumer goods sector with a turnover of 50.170 million shares worth N968.272 million exchanged in 3,018 transactions.

The top three most traded equities during the week were Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, UACN Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc. The three accounted for a combined 396.337 million shares valued at N1.373 billion in 1,845 deals. The three accounted for 36.99 percent and 18.59 percent of the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The market capitalisation of listed equities gained N45 billion or 0.35 percent to settle at N13.203 trillion, up from N13.158 trillion recorded a week ago.

While the NSE-All Share Index gained 0.35 percent or 87.50 basis points from 25,221.87 bps posted in the previous week to 25,309.37 bps last week.

On a quarterly basis, the Nigerian Stock Exchange has gained 3.39 percent in the third quarter so far, while it has recorded 2.49 percent appreciation in the month of August.

However, the year-to-date decline stood at -5.71 percent.

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Stock Market Extends Bullish Run in December, Opens the Month With 0.30% Gain

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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.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ACCESS 43,368,357 N376,476,921.75
FBNH 31,934,748 N229,789,381.55
MBENEFIT 24,434,500 N5,155,841.00
UBA 24,092,641 N200,213,240.15
GUARANTY 24,056,718 N859,153,111.15

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
GUARANTY N33.2 N35 1.8 5.42%
SEPLAT N400.7 N402.3 1.6 0.40%
ZENITHBANK N24 N24.4 0.4 1.67%
CAVERTON N1.72 N1.89 0.17 9.88%
CUTIX N1.53 N1.68 0.15 9.80%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
GUINNESS N18.9 N18.35 -0.55 -2.91%
FLOURMILL N27.85 N27.6 -0.25 -0.90%
MTNN N155.2 N155 -0.2 -0.13%
FCMB N3.33 N3.21 -0.12 -3.60%
UBA N8.3 N8.2 -0.1 -1.20%

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Insider Dealing: MD of Fidelity Bank Acquires 5 Million Shares of Fidelity

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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.

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Despite Opening in Red, The Nigerian Stock Exchange Closed in Green

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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.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
MULTIVERSE 84,009,000 N16,801,800.00
ZENITHBANK 47,021,980 N1,134,491,309.95
TRANSCORP 34,072,114 N34,291,450.53
ACCESS 29,904,160 N256,045,236.40
MBENEFIT 21,566,583 N4,659,761.09

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
AIRTELAFRI N535 N588.5 53.5 10.00%
MTNN N155 N155.2 0.2 0.13%
AIICO N1 N1.1 0.1 10.00%
UBN N5.5 N5.6 0.1 1.82%
FCMB N3.25 N3.33 0.08 2.46%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
GUARANTY N35 N33.2 -1.8 -5.14%
BUACEMENT N56 N55 -1 -1.79%
UNILEVER N13.75 N12.95 -0.8 -5.82%
NNFM N7.7 N6.93 -0.77 -10.00%
FIDSON N5.47 N4.93 -0.54 -9.87%

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