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Stock Investors Gain N174 Billion on Friday Following Rate Cut

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Stock Market Sustained Bullish Trend as Investors Jumped on Undervalued Stocks to Take Advantage of Rate Cut

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) sustained bullish trend on Friday following the Central Bank of Nigeria led-monetary committee decision to lower the interest rate by 100 basis points to 11.5 percent.

The bourse closed in the green to extend Thursday’s gain by 1.28 percent.

The market capitalisation of listed equities rose by N174 billion from N13.581 trillion recorded on Thursday to N13.755 trillion on Friday.

While the NSE All-Share Index gained 1.28 percent from 25,987.13 basis points it closed on Thursday to 26,319.34 basis points on Friday.

Investors traded 335.749 million shares worth N4.277 billion in 4.231 transactions on Friday, up from 359.307 million shares worth N3.873 billion traded in 3,576 transactions on Thursday.

The bourse rose following the reduction in the monetary policy rate to stimulate growth from within. The stocks of businesses responded positively as investors expected cheap loans to bolster activities of businesses and enhance productivity in the near-term.

This, coupled with the substantial dropped in prices of stocks due to COVID-19 and general weak macro fundamental increased the attractiveness of Nigerian stocks to local investors as seen in the past few days with executives from Banks and other listed companies buying stocks to take advantage of the expected increase in value when the result of rate cut start crystalising.

Sterling Bank led the most traded stocks on Friday with 79.578 million valued at N92.314 million. Followed by Zenith Bank with 50.748 million shares worth N878.624 million. See the details below.

Top Traded Stocks

Symbols Volume Value
STERLNBANK 79,577,954 N92,314,376.54
ZENITHBANK 50,747,803 N878,623,923.70
FBNH 34,216,127 N176,204,579.95
UBA 26,689,897 N163,149,250.95
ACCESS 22,222,171 N147,938,941.50

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NB N47.85 N52.55 4.7 9.82%
PRESCO N49.5 N53 3.5 7.07%
DANGCEM N135.9 N139 3.1 2.28%
STANBIC N39.1 N40.5 1.4 3.58%
FLOURMILL N20.15 N21.5 1.35 6.70%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NNFM N4.5 N4.05 -0.45 -10.00%
CADBURY N7.4 N7 -0.4 -5.41%
OANDO N2.25 N2.03 -0.22 -9.78%
DANGSUGAR N12.5 N12.3 -0.2 -1.60%
UACN N6.3 N6.1 -0.2 -3.17%

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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Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc Drops 7 Percent Following Failure to File 2020, Q1 2021 Financial Statements

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Shares of Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc, a mining business and technology development company, fell by N0.04 or 6.78 percent on Friday to close at N0.59 a share after the management of the company announced it will not be filing the first quarter (Q1) 2021 unaudited financial statements due to the pending audited financial statements of 2020.

On Friday, investors transacted 8.362 million shares of Japaul Gold and Ventures, the highest since May 4, 2021 when 9.317 million shares exchanged hands.

The uncertainty surrounding the H&H Mines Limited deal announced in November 2020, the fundraising expected for the deal and the lack of clarity surrounding the company’s financial position continue to drag on its shares and general outlook.

Japaul Gold closed as the third loser on the Nigerian Exchange Limited on Friday. The bourse gained N52 billion to close at N20.579 trillion on Friday.

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Eternal Plc, Regency Assurance Plc, Others Boost Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) on Friday

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Nigerian stocks extended their winning streak to three days as stocks of Eternal Plc, Regency Assurance Plc, NEM Insurance Plc and others closed in the green.

Investors traded 219.549 million shares valued at N2.918 billion in 4,107 deals during the trading hours of Friday.

The Exchange All-Share Index rose by 0.25 percent to 39,481.89 index points, up from 39,382.96 index points recorded on Tuesday before Ramadan break.

The market value of listed equities gained N52 billion from N20.527 trillion it settled on Tuesday to close the week at N20.579 trillion on Friday.

Zenith Bank led the most trade stock with 32,028,318.00 shares valued at N754,936,979.00, while Access Bank followed with 28,759,013.00 shares estimated at N243,792,645.45. See the details below.

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ETERNA N6.00 N6.60 0.60 10.00%
REGALINS N0.31 N0.34 0.03 9.68%
NEM N1.90 N2.08 0.18 9.47%
CHIPLC N0.45 N0.49 0.04 8.89%
ABCTRANS N0.34 N0.37 0.03 8.82%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ACADEMY N0.40 N0.36 -0.04 -10.00%
LINKASSURE N0.75 N0.69 -0.06 -8.00%
JAPAULGOLD N0.59 N0.55 -0.04 -6.78%
MBENEFIT N0.42 N0.40 -0.02 -4.76%
COURTVILLE N0.21 N0.20 -0.01 -4.76%

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ZENITHBANK 32,028,318.00 N754,936,979.00
ACCESS 28,759,013.00 N243,792,645.45
FIDELITYBK 19,673,037.00 N46,296,242.69
FBNH 18,461,104.00 N131,407,101.35
GUARANTY 11,193,843.00 N332,102,077.70

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Folasope Babasola Aiyesimoju, Group Managing Director UACN, Dumps N231.750 Million on UACN Shares

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The Group Managing Director of UAC of Nigeria Plc (UACN), Folasope Babasola Aiyesimoju, invested N231.750 million in UACN Shares.

The management disclosed in a statement signed by Nkemdirim Agboti, Company Secretary, UACN.

Aiyesimoju bought 22,500,000 UACN shares at N10.30 a unit on May 11 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria (the Nigerian Exchange Limited trading floor).

Aiyesimoju became UACN Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on April 1 2019 following Mrs Omolara Elmide exit.

Mr Aiyesimoju is a finance professional with experience spanning corporate finance, principal investing and private equity. Over the course of his career, Fola has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa’s most important economies gaining experience of the operating landscape in the region. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Estate Management from the University of Lagos, where he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Real estate development and finance, and earned the right to use the CFA designation in 2006.

He is the founder of Themis Capital Management, an investment firm focused on concentrating capital and talent on high-potential opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Aiyesimoju first joined the Board of UAC of Nigeria PLC in March 2018 and is a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committee of the Board. He was also appointed Managing Director/CEO of UACN Property Development PLC (“UPDC PLC”) in August, 2018 and, in his capacity as Group MD/CEO of UAC, will serve concurrently as Managing Director/CEO of UPDC PLC until anew Managing Director/CEO is appointed for the subsidiary company.

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