Tony Elumelu, Relatives Increase Stake in UBA
In eight different filings with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the Board Chairman, UBA, Tony Elumelu and relatives increased stake in United Bank for Africa (UBA) in a move that suggested confidence in the lender’s future and an opportunity to increase Elumelu family’s stake in one of Africa’s largest banks.
In one of the filings, Awele Elumelu, one of the relatives purchased 156,097 shares at N5.9999 per share on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Lagos.
This was followed by Nneka Elumelu and Ogechukwu Elumelu, relatives of the Chairman that acquires 106,464 shares and 127,673 shares at N6.0 per share per unit on the same day in Lagos.
Ogechukwu Elumelu added 127,219 shares and another 106,428 shares at N6.0 per share to take her total purchases to 361,323 shares.
Onyinye Elumelu bought 107,250 shares at N6.0 per share while Toby Onyemaechi Elumelu purchased UBA shares in two transactions, 7,460 shares and 7,452 shares at N6.0 per share.
Tony O. Elumelu, CON, the Board Chairman of UBA, purchased 4,817,855 shares at N5.9999 per share.
Likely scenario for an all out purchases, the family may want to capitalise on the low stock price given the current weak stock market outlook or there is an underground deal or detail they are privy to as witnessed during access bank Zambian acquisition a few months back.
The move may also be a gift to relatives from one of Africa’s richest men.
Federal Government of Nigeria: Listing of the two (2) FGN Savings Bonds Issued in July 2021
Two Dividends Declare Last Week
Cutix Plc and Custodian Investment are two listed companies that declared Dividends last week as listed below.
Proposed Dividend: ₦0.15
Proposed Bonus: 1 FOR 1
Qualification Date: 11/12/2021
AGM Date: 11/26/2021
Payment Date: 11/29/2021.
Closure of Register Date: 11/15/2021
CUSTODIAN INVESTMENT PLC.
Proposed Dividend: ₦0.10
Proposed Bonus: null FOR null
Qualification Date: 8/20/2021
Payment Date: 9/1/2021
Closure of Register Date: 8/23/2021
Equities Investors Lose N63 Billion Last Week
The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) returned to bearish last week despite strong second-quarter reports from listed companies.
Investors traded total shares of 1.374 billion worth N11.823 billion in 22,982 transactions last week, against a total of 896.174 million shares valued at N5.235 billion that exchanged hands in 11,714 deals in the previous week.
In terms of volume traded, the financial services industry led the activity chart with 715.394 million shares valued at N4.745 billion traded in 10,274 deals. Therefore, contributing 52.06 percent and
40.13 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The Conglomerates Industry followed with 212.340 million shares worth N517.613 million in 1,060 deals. The third place was Oil and Gas Industry, with a turnover of 153.440 million shares worth N1.597 billion in 3,076 deals.
Transnational Corporation Of Nigeria Plc, Oando Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc were the three most traded equities during the week. The three accounted for 378.863 million shares worth N995.477 million in 2,998 deals, therefore, they contributed a combined 27.57 percent and 8.42 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively
The NGX All-Share Index declined by 0.31 percent or 120.82 index points from 38,667.90 index points posted in the previous week to 38,547.08 index points last week.
Similarly, market capitalization depreciated by 0.31 percent or N63 billion to close at N20.084 trillion last week, down from N20.147 trillion.
All other indices finished lower with the exception of NGX Premium, NGX Consumer Goods, NGX Oil/Gas and NGX Sovereign Bond indices which appreciated by 0.02 percent, 0.06 percent, 3.84 percent and 1.97 percent respectively, while the NGX ASeM and NGX Growth Indices closed flat.
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