Stock Investors Gained N42 Billion as Market Capitalisation Rose Above N15 Trillion
The Nigerian Stock Exchange opened the week strong as investors on the bourse gained N42 billion on Monday despite the curfews and looting that trailed the #EndSARS protest.
Investors traded a total of 340.8 million shares valued at N5.6 billion in 4,235 transactions on Monday, against the 238 million shares worth N4.4 billion that exchanged hands in 2,942 transactions on Friday.
The strong buying pressure bolstered the Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation by N42 billion from N15.000 trillion it closed on Friday to settle at N15.042 trillion on Monday.
GTbank led in terms of the most traded stocks by volume with 56.8 million shares valued at N1.7 billion. Zenith Bank came second with 47.8 million shares worth N1 billion.
Wapic Insurance, FBN Holdings and UBA recorded 40.1 million shares, 26.1 million shares and 21.8 million shares valued at N14.8 million, N160.1 million and N155.4 million, respectively.
On highest gainers, Flour Mills led with a profit of N1.20 to close at N24.20 per share. This was followed by Dangote Cement, which appreciated by N1 to close the day at N152 per share.
Custodian Investment came third with a gain of 50 kobo to end the day at N5.50 per unit. Ecobank and GlaxoSmithKline came fourth and fifth with 35 kobo profit and 25 kobo profit to settle at N4.90 per share and N5.65 per share, respectively.
On the losers’ top chart was NASCON that depreciated by N1.20 to finished at N13.10 per unit. While the International Breweries lost 29 kobo to close the day at N6.01 per share.
Dangote Sugar declined by 10 kobo to sell at N13.70 per share; Morison Industries dropped 6 kobo to 54 kobo a unit share and NAHCO dipped by 5 kobo to N2.05 per share.
Stock Market Extends Bullish Run in December, Opens the Month With 0.30% Gain
Nigerian stock investors continued to dump more funds on Nigerian equities in December as the Nigerian Stock Exchange opened the month on a positive strong note.
The NSE All-Share Index gained 0.30 percent to settle at 35,147.62 index points while the market capitalisation rose by N56 billion from N18.309 trillion recorded on Monday to settle at N18.365 trillion on Tuesday.
Investors traded 308.181 million shares valued at N3.403 billion in 35,147.62 index points during the trading hours of Tuesday.
Access Bank led the most traded stock 43,368,357 shares worth N376,476,921.75. While First Bank followed with 31,934,748 shares valued at N229,789,381.55. See the details below.
Insider Dealing: MD of Fidelity Bank Acquires 5 Million Shares of Fidelity
Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Designate, Fidelity Bank Plc, purchased 5,000,000 shares of Fidelity Bank on Monday, November 30, 2020.
The management disclosed this in a statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
Onyeali-Ikpe purchased the shares in five different transactions, according to the statement signed by Ezinwa Unuigboje, the Company Secretary, Fidelity Bank Plc.
It said 260,190 shares were acquired at N2.52 per share. While 400,000; 130,000; 2,870,000 and 1,339,810 shares were purchased at N2.55; N2.58; N2.60 and N2.56, respectively.
Aggregate information revealed the 5,000,000 shares were acquired at an average price of N2.56 per share. See the details below.
Despite Opening in Red, The Nigerian Stock Exchange Closed in Green
The Nigerian Stock Exchange closed positive on Monday despite opening the day in the red.
The market capitalisation rebounded from the N51 billion decline recorded earlier in the day to close with N21 billion profit at N18.309 trillion market value.
Similarly, the NSE All-Share Index recovered from a 0.29 percent dip to gain 0.45 percent and closed the day at 35,042.14 index points.
Investors traded 415.531 million shares valued at N4.898 billion in 5,267 transactions during the trading hours of Monday.
Airtel Africa led the most traded stocks with a N53.5 gain to close at N588.5 per share. MTN Nigeria came second with a 20 kobo gain to close at N155.2 a single share. See the details below.
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