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Stock Market Transactions Dip by 8.5% in August as Foreign Investors Take Back Seat

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Foreign Investors Pullback as Transactions’ Value Dip by 8.5% in August

The total value of transactions carried out on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in the month of August stood at N94.5 billion or US$244.27 million, representing a decline of 8.49 percent from N103.21 billion or $265.55 million posted in July.

In the NSE’s Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Investment report released for the month of August, total transactions decreased by 22.58 percent when compared to N121.99 billion achieved in August 2019.

The report noted that the total transactions executed by domestic investors decreased by 19.16 percent from N68.62 billion in July to N55.47 billion in the month of August 2020.

However, foreign transactions rose by 12.69 percent to N38.98 billion, up from N34.59 billion posted in July.

A further breakdown of the report showed the total value of transactions executed by local investors outperformed transactions carried out by their foreign counterparts by 18 percent.

Accordingly, domestic investors’ participation stood 59 percent while foreign investors account for 41 percent of all the transactions performed during the month.

Also, the total capital inflow from domestic investors stood at N29.49 billion in the month under review while foreign investors injected N17.66 billion into the bourse.

Domestic investors withdrew N25.98 billion in August, more than the N21.32 billion withdrew by foreign investors.

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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Seplat Gained N25.597 Billion on Thursday to Top Other Stocks

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Seplat Gained N25.597 Billion on Thursday to Top Other Stocks

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (Seplat) on Thursday led top gainers with N43.5 or 8.76 percent gain to settle at N540 per share.

The stock opened the day at N496.5 per share with investors trading 122,487 shares of Seplat during the trading hours of Thursday.

On Thursday, investors traded total shares of 809.362 million valued at N8.906 billion in 6,706 deals.

The market value of listed stocks rose by 1.54 percent to settle at N21.419 trillion while the NSE All-Share Index advanced to 40,963.14 index points.

Transcorp led most traded stocks’ chart with 136,578,001 shares estimated at N130,187,282.08. Mbenefit followed with 70,590,783 shares worth N27,389,418.45. See the details below.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
TRANSCORP 136,578,001 N130,187,282.08
MBENEFIT 70,590,783 N27,389,418.45
GUARANTY 68,993,112 N2,251,734,120.25
WAPCO 61,851,781 N1,423,886,590.65
FBNH 44,533,521 N329,473,070.35

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
SEPLAT N496.5 N540 43.5 8.76%
DANGCEM N230 N237 7 3.04%
MTNN N165 N168 3 1.82%
ARDOVA N20 N21.85 1.85 9.25%
NASCON N15.95 N17.5 1.55 9.72%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NEIMETH N2.2 N2.06 -0.14 -6.36%
GUINNESS N18.9 N18.85 -0.05 -0.26%
NAHCO N2.29 N2.25 -0.04 -1.75%
JAIZBANK N0.72 N0.7 -0.02 -2.78%
COURTVILLE N0.24 N0.22 -0.02 -8.33%

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Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to Provide 2021 Outlook and Review 2020 Activities on January 19, 2021

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Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to Provide 2021 Outlook and Review 2020 Activities on January 19, 2021

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) said it will conduct the 2020 market recap and 2021 outlook on Tuesday, 19 January 2021.

The Exchange, however, said in light of the present COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually and can be accessed by members of the stockbroking community, analysts, regulators, media, and other stakeholders.

Interested participants can register via the link: http://bit.ly/nse-2021-outlook.

Mr. Oscar N. Onyema OON, the Chief Executive Officer, NSE, and other Executive Committee will give a presentation at the event.

The presentation will covers:

• Global capital market review, particularly the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
• A review of the performance of The Exchange. This will cover product performance (Equities, Fixed Income and Exchange Traded Products); The NSE’s strategic performance across business development (listings, index launch, strategic projects, etc.); market initiatives (business partnerships, innovation, advocacy, and more); and Corporate Citizenship development (ESG related efforts).

Also, the event will feature a special presentation from Managing Director, Chief Economist, Africa and the Middle East, Global Research, Standard Chartered Bank, Ms. Razia Khan, on the prognosis for 2021 – local and international market postulations, capital market projections, and more.

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Adim Renwick Jibunoh, Director United Capital, Sells 5000 Shares of United Capital

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Adim Renwick Jibunoh, Director United Capital, Sells 5000 Shares of United Capital

Adim Renwick Jibuno, one of the directors of United Capital Plc, sold 5000 shares of the company, according to the latest filing with the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

In a statement signed by Leo Okafor, Company Secretary, United Capital Plc, Jibunoh sells 5,000 units at an average price of N4.50 per share on December 09, 2020.

The transaction took place at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) trading floor in Lagos, Nigeria. See the details below.

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