UBA to Pay N0.17 Interim Dividend to Shareholders in Q2 2020
United Bank for Africa has declared an interim dividend of N0.17 for every ordinary share of 50 kobo each.
This is coming a day after the bank posted a profit after tax of N44.43 billion in the second quarter. While the bank’s profit had declined from N56.74 billion posted in the second quarter of 2019 to N44.43 billion in Q2 2020, it remained strong given the COVID-19 lockdown and disruptions due to the virus.
In a statement signed by Bili A. Odum, Group Company Secretary, UBA and released through the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the lender said the dividend will be paid to shareholders whose names appear in the register of members as at the close of business on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
It, therefore, stated that the bank’s register will be closed on Wednesday September 16, 2020 to allow the registrars enough time to make payment of interim dividends.
The statement reads, “On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the interim dividend will be paid electronically to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as at close of business on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and who have completed the e-dividend registration and mandated the Registrar to pay their dividends directly into their Bank accounts.”
“Shareholders who are yet to complete the e-dividend registration are advised to download the Registrar’s E-Dividend Mandate Form, which is available at http://www.africaprudential.com, complete and submit to the Registrar at the address below, any UBA Branch or their respective banks. Shareholders are also advised to update their records with the Registrar as may be required. The Shareholder Data Form is also available on the Registrar’s website. Duly completed forms should be returned to the Registrar or any Branch. Alternatively, scanned completed forms can be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.”
On unclaimed dividend warrants and share certificates, the bank said “Shareholders with dividend warrants and share certificates that have remained unclaimed or are yet to be presented for payment or returned for validation ae advised to complete the edividend registration or contact the Registrar.”
Nigerian Stock Exchange Leads Global Stocks, Year-to-date Gain Increased to 30% Last Week
Nigerian Stock Exchange sustained its bullish momentum last week as investors traded a total turnover of 1.816 billion shares valued at N25.791 billion in 31,665 deals.
This was below the 11.400 billion shares worth N35.892 billion transacted in 39,265 deals in the previous week. However, the Exchange managed to sustain its global lead as sentiment remained high despite the economic recession and a series of other uncertainties.
In terms of volume traded, the financial services industry led with 1.274 billion shares estimated at N14.710 billion that exchanged hands in 18,392 deals. Therefore, contributing 70.15 percent and 57.04 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The conglomerates industry followed with 217.170 million shares valued at N231.809 million and exchanged in 1,226 deals. In third place was the consumer goods industry with a turnover of 113.760 million shares valued at N2.598 billion in 4,568 deals.
Zenith Bank Plc, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc and Access Bank Plc led the most traded stocks in terms of volume. Together, the three accounted for 649.529 million shares valued at N8.104 billion in 6,395 deals and contributed 35.76 percent and 31.42 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The market capitalisation of listed equities expanded by 2.19 percent to settle at N18.228 trillion while the NSE All-Share Index also gained 2.19 percent or 748.69 index points to 34,885.51 index points, up from 34,136.82 index points recorded in the previous week.
The bourse year to date return rose to 29.97 percent, the highest performer among Bloomberg tracked 93 global stocks. NSE Premium index led with 47.85 percent year-to-date gain while the NSE AFR Div Yield Index trailed with 47.82 percent gain. See the list of top gainers and losers for the week below.
Insider Dealing: Flour Mills MD Invest N91.642 Million in Flour Mills
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.
Insider Dealing: Fidelity Bank’s GM Purchases 1 Million Shares in the Bank
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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