Nigerian Stock Exchange Sustains Growth
The Nigerian Stock Exchange extended its bullish run this week as investors’ confidence grew on the back of international flights resumption and forex sale by the Central Bank of Nigeria to the bureau de change operators across the nation.
Investors traded a total of 2.209 billion shares valued at N10.957 billion in 18,013 transactions during the week, more than the 1.072 billion shares worth N7.384 billion traded in 16,684 transactions in the previous week.
A sectoral analysis showed that for the first time in a long time, the construction/real estate sector led in terms of volume traded with 954.529 million shares valued at N681.392 million in 218 deals. Therefore, contributed 43.21 percent and 6.22 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The financial services sector came second for the first time in recent months with 889.888 million shares worth N6.538 billion traded in 10,107 transactions.
The conglomerates sector came third with a turnover of 209.437 million shares worth N579.990 million in 677 deals.
The top three traded equities in terms of volume traded were UACN- Property Development Company Plc, Zenith Bank Plc and LASACO Assurance Plc, the accounted for 1.229 billion shares worth N3.243 billion in 2,148 deals, contributing 55.61 per cent and 29.60 per cent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The market capitalisation of listed equities rose by N155 billion from N13.203 trillion in the previous week to N13.358 trillion. While the NSE All-Share Index gained 296.27 basis points or 1.17 percent from 25,309.37 bps last week to 25,605.64 bps.
The bourse total year-to-date decline moderated to -4.61 percent. Also, the quarter to date gains expanded to 4.60 percent while September profit stood at 1.10 percent.
Royal Exchange Plc, Cornerstone Insurance, Union Diagnostic and Clinical Services led the week with 26.92 percent, 17.86 percent and 12.50 percent gain, respectively.
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.
Bank Stocks Top Charts Amid Strong Third Quarter Performance
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.
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