Connect with us

Stock Market

Global Stocks Rise as Joe Biden Inches Closer to White House

Published

on

Arab stock

Global Stocks Gained as Joe Biden Inches Closer to the White House

Global stocks responded positively to Joe Biden likely presidency and they have been expanding their gains since the former Vice President established his lead in the race to the White House.

Shares in the Asia Pacific rose to their highest point in almost three years. The MSCI index that measures Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, gained 1.3 percent to reach its highest since February 2018.

While the Japanese Nikkei has gained 1.1 percent to a nine-month high. South Korea and Australia’s indexes added 1.5 percent and 1 percent gains, respectively.

Similarly, Chinese blue chips appreciated by 0.8 percent as talks of Biden making adjustments to some of Trump’s trade dispute with China gained traction.

U.K FTSE 100 and S&P 500 index also expanded their gains on Friday.

The contest is not over, and President Trump will not go down without a fight, but financial markets are confident to price in a Biden presidency along with a Republican controlled Senate,” said Edward Moya of OANDA.

Experts said while Biden seems to be the likely winner, the possibility of the Democrats taking the Senate is unlikely. Therefore, some have suggested that he would be hamstrung by the Republican majority in the upper house.

A Biden win without full Senate support means less risk of regulation and higher corporate/personal taxes,” wrote analysts at Nomura in a note.

“Market reaction over the past 24 hours confirms this view, with the US10-year yields declining sharply, and US growth stocks outperforming on prospects of less economic aid.

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.

Dividends

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

Published

on

Dividend - Investors King

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.”

Continue Reading

Nigerian Stock Exchange

Total, Dangote Cement, Oando Bolster Stock Market on Thursday

Published

on

Nigerian Exchange Limited - Investors King

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

Continue Reading

Bonds

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

Published

on

C&I Leasing - Investors King

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.

Continue Reading




Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending