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Nigerian Stock Exchange News: Stock Market Expands by N350bn to N14tn Last Week

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Here is your Nigerian Stock Exchange News for Last Week

The Nigerian Stock Exchange gained N350 billion last week as investors continue to buy stocks following the reduction in interest rate by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation expanded by 2.55 percent or N350bn to settle at N14.105 trillion last week. While the Nigerian Stock Exchange Index, NSE All-Share Index, appreciated by 2.53 percent to close the week at 26,985.77 basis points.

During the four trading week, investors traded a total turnover of 1.532 billion shares worth N16.901 billion in 17,882 deals, against a total shares of 1.567 billion valued at N20.559 billion that exchanged hands in the previous week.

Sectoral performance showed the financial services industry led in terms of volume traded with 1.292 billion shares worth N10.562 billion transacted in 10,046 deals. Therefore, the sector accounted for 84.29 percent and 62.49 percent of the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The conglomerates’ industry came second with 62.395 million shares worth N89.205 million in 453 deals. In the third place was the industrial goods industry with a total turnover of 55.168 million shares valued at N2.976 billion exchanged in 1,752 deals.

The top three most traded stocks during the week were Zenith Bank Plc, Sterling Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc. The three accounted for a combined 815.646 million shares worth N7.311 billion in 4,461 deals and contributed 53.22 percent and 43.26 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange Market capitalisation and the Nigerian Stock Exchange Index continues to rise due to the surge in local investors jumping on undervalued stocks with strong fundamentals following the reduction in the nation’s monetary policy rate by 100 basis points to 11.5 percent.

Stock investors are projecting positive outlook in the near-term as they anticipated that an increase in liquidity due to cheap loan will boost stocks of businesses, especially banks and manufacturing companies.

The Central Bank of Nigeria led Monetary Policy Committee had said there is a need to stimulate growth from within following global distruption of supply chain by COVID-19.

Therefore, the apex bank continues to cushion the economy with capital injection in the form of inteventions.

 

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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Total Nigeria to Pay N1.358 Billion Interim Dividend in H1 2021

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Following a strong positive first half (H1) of the year results, Total Nigeria Plc has proposed to pay a total sum of N1.358 billion in interim dividend for the period ended June 30, 2021.

The amount represents an interim dividend of N4 per 50 kobo ordinary share, according to the statement signed by Bunmi Popoola-Mordi, Company Secretary, Total Nigeria Plc.

Dividends, subject to appropriate withholding tax and approval, will be paid to shareholders whose names appear in the Register of Members as at the close of business on the 13th of August, 2021.

On payment, the company said dividends will be paid electronically to shareholders whose names appear on the Register of Members as at 13th of August, 2021, and who have completed the e-dividend registration and mandated the Registrar to pay their dividends directly into their Bank accounts.

The Register of Shareholders will be closed from Monday the 16th Day of August, 2021 to Friday the 20th Day of August, 2021.

However, shareholders who are yet to complete the e-dividend registration are advised to download the Registrar’s E-Dividend Mandate Activation Form, also available on the company’s Registrars website: https://cardinalstoneregistrars.com/wpcontent/uploads/2017/11/EDMMS-Upload-Form.pdf complete and submit to the Registrar or their respective Banks.

Total Nigeria grew profit after tax by 1,601 percent from -N537.188 million posted in the first half of 2020 to N8.1 billion in the first half of 2021.

At the just concluded Annual General Meeting, Stanislas Mittelman, the chairman of Total Nigeria, said: “We are in an era of transformation, Total’s new ambition is to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 together with the society.”

This, he said, “is in consonance with the federal government of Nigeria’s national gas expansion programme. Going forward, the federal government has announced that compressed natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and liquefied natural gas are expected to be the fuel of choice for many government-owned cars.”

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Total, Dangote Cement, Oando Bolster Stock Market on Thursday

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited closed in the green on Thursday following renewed interest in the shares of Total, Cutix, Oando, Dangote Cement and others.

Investors transacted 203,110,772 shares worth N1.724 billion in 3,969 deals during the trading hours of Thursday.

Market capitalisation of listed stocks improved to N20.104 trillion while the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) All-Share Index rose by 1.67 percent to 38,585.52 index points.

Total led gainers with N16.80 or 10 percent to settle at N184.80 after posting a 1601 percent jump in profit after tax for the first half of 2021. Cutix and Oando trailed Total with 9.77 percent and 9.73 percent, respectively. See the details below.

Top Gainers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
TOTAL N 168.00 N 184.80 16.80 10.00 %
CUTIX N 3.99 N 4.38 0.39 9.77 %
OANDO N 3.29 N 3.61 0.32 9.73 %
DANGCEM N 230.00 N 248.00 18.00 7.83 %
COURTVILLE N 0.22 N 0.23 0.01 4.55 %

Top Loses

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
AIICO N 1.15 N 1.05 -0.10 -8.70 %
SOVRENINS N 0.31 N 0.29 -0.02 -6.45 %
VERITASKAP N 0.25 N 0.24 -0.01 -4.00 %
LIVESTOCK N 1.97 N 1.90 -0.07 -3.55 %
ARDOVA N 15.50 N 15.00 -0.50 -3.23 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
STERLNBANK 22486587.00 33803335.32
UCAP 16900746.00 115108129.76
FIDELITYBK 14062166.00 33687988.59
WEMABANK 13959610.00 12244069.82
GTCO 13300585.00 392121611.75

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C&I Leasing Plc Lists N10 Billion Senior Secured Fixed Rate Bonds on Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX)

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C&I Leasing Plc has listed N10 billion 7 years 15.5 percent Senior Secured Fixed Rate Bonds due 2028 on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

The bonds issued under the company’s N20 billion bond issuance programme has series number two (2) and 10,000,000 at N1,000 par value.

See the remaining details below.

Issuer – C & I Leasing Plc
Security Name – 15.5% CIL JUN 2028
Symbol Code – CIL2028S2
ISIN Code – NGCIL2028S16
Bond Description – 7 Year 15.5% Senior Secured Fixed Rate Bonds Due 2028
Program Amount – N20,000,000,000
Series Number – Two (2)
Volume – 10,000,000
Par value – N1,000
Series Amount – N10,000,000,000
Price – 100% at par
Coupon – 15.5%
Issue Date – 3 June 2021
Maturity Date – 3 June 2028
Tenor – 7 years
Coupon Commencement Date – Coupon shall accrue from the Issue date

Coupon Basis – Fixed rate
Book Building Opened – 21 April 2021
Book Building Closed – 17 May 2021
Stockbrokers  are Apel Asset Limited, Bestworth Assets & Trust Limited and Cordros Securities Limited.

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