Nigerian Stock Exchange Hit N15.147 Trillion Market Value as Flour Mill, Conoil, Guinness Led Gainers
Buying pressure continues to fuel stock appreciation in the Nigerian Stock Exchange despite the economic uncertainties expected to hurt the Exchange outlook and drag on the nation’s productivity.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation gained N106 billion to close at N15.148 trillion on Tuesday, up from N15.042 trillion it settled on Monday.
While the NSE All-Share Index expanded by 0.70 percent to finish the day at 28,980.29.
Investors traded a total share of 385.599 million worth N2.914 billion in 5,283 transactions during the trading hours Tuesday.
First Bank led the most traded stocks with 81.781 million shares valued at N505.527 million. This was followed by Access Bank’s 50.721 million shares estimated at N391.235 million.
Fidelity, ETI and UBA came third, fourth and fifth with 35.187 million shares, 24.146 million shares and 20.490 million shares valued at N75.105 million, N121.172 million and N147.116 million, respectively.
Flour Mill led the top gainers’ chart after reporting an impressive 68 percent profit after tax in the first half of 2020/21.
The leading integrated food business and agro-allied Group gained N2.3 or 9.50 percent to settle at N26.5 per unit. Conoil trailed with N1.55 or 9.81 percent to N17.35 a share.
Guinness, Cadbury and GTBank appreciated by 90 kobo or 5.63 percent, 70 kobo or 9.21 percent and 60 kobo or 1.96 percent to close the day at N16.9, N8.3 and N31.25, respectively. See the details below.
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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