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Insider Dealing: Mrs Adedotun Ogunbiyi Sells More Stake in Mutual Benefits

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Mrs Adedotun Ogunbiyi Sells Stake in Mutual Benefits

Mrs. Adedotun Ogunbiyi, the wife of a non-executive director of Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, has sold another 6,110,000 million shares of Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc at 20 kobo each.

According to a statement signed by Jide Ibitayo, Company Secretary, Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc and published by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mrs. Ogunbiyi sold the shares on September 21, 2020 at the Nigerian Stock Exchange trading floor in Lagos but it was disclosed on the 5th of November.

This was in addition to the 26.182 million shares sold by Mrs. Ogunbiyi in September. As reported by Investors King in October, Adedotun Ogunbiyi “had sold 14,502,000 shares at 21 kobo on September 4 and 7, 2020. Ogunbiyi sells another 3.11 million shares at 20 kobo per unit in a transaction classified as a cross deal.”

The disclosure is in line with the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s new policy that all insider dealings must be disclosed to the public. See the details below.

 

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Cautious Post-Jobs Report

A relatively slow start to the week as investors continue to digest Friday’s jobs report and what it means for financial markets just as some optimism was returning.

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By Craig Erlam, Senior Market Analyst, UK & EMEA, OANDA

A relatively slow start to the week as investors continue to digest Friday’s jobs report and what it means for financial markets just as some optimism was returning.

The report itself was strong almost across the board, with participation being the only outlier, but Fed officials will not have been quite so enthused which makes it a tough one for investors to get too excited about.

On the one hand, it strengthens the argument that the economy is not really experiencing a recession as the labour market is simply too strong. On the other, it’s also extremely tight and wages are continuing to rise at a fast rate which will make the task of fighting inflation that much harder.

With another 75 basis point rate hike next month now the favoured outcome, although a lot can change in that time, it could be a nervy couple of days for investors ahead of Wednesday’s inflation report. It turns out the shift to data-dependency isn’t all it was cracked up to be.

Another record Chinese trade surplus but also more lockdowns

It’s a relatively quiet day, and the economic calendar continues to look very thin. How traders continue to respond to Friday’s report will be key in how we start the week. Asia is off to a mildly positive start but it’s nothing to write home about.

Cities on the Chinese resort island of Hainan have been placed in lockdown following another Covid outbreak, reminding investors once more of the country’s commitment to its zero-Covid policy at all costs. At the same time, Hong Kong has sought to appease residents and the business community by cutting quarantine periods from seven days to three. While still very restrictive compared to much of the world at this point, it was a bolder move than anticipated and highlighted the pressure to return to normal life.

Chinese trade data highlighted the struggles of the domestic economy, with imports rising 2.3% annually last month while exports remained surprisingly strong up 18%, delivering another record trade surplus. The numbers aren’t expected to remain quite so favourable in the months ahead as reopening momentum fades, leaving the import numbers a concern.

Iran talks resume as oil makes small gains

Oil prices are a little higher today, recovering from the lows on Friday. The jobs report highlighted how strong the economy remains although traders are now increasingly nervous about more aggressive tightening sending the economy into a deeper recession further down the road. It really is a lose-lose.

The resumption of Iran nuclear talks today is one potential downside risk for the oil price, given the ability of the country to quickly ramp up production if a deal is struck. Not to mention its reportedly large oil and gas reserves. A deal could apparently be struck within days although we have heard that a lot at times this year.

Gold nervously eyeing inflation data

Gold is flat today after Friday’s jobs report took the wind out of its sails. The recovery trade was being fueled by the belief that data-dependency meant a slower pace of tightening but that’s now clearly not the case (nor was it ever, in fairness). We may see some nervy trading in the yellow metal ahead of Wednesday’s inflation report although it still seems to have an eye on $1,780-1,800 which is the next major test to the upside.

A swift recovery

Sentiment across the markets looks a little fragile this morning and yet crypto appears to have shrugged off Friday’s shock much more quickly. Up more than 3% this morning and climbing once more with its sights set on $25,000 it seems. The momentum indicators will be fascinating here as the recovery appeared to be losing steam during the last ascent in late July.

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Stock Investors Pockets N195 Billion Last Week

Nigeria’s stock investors gained N195 billion last week despite the drop in activity level at the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

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Nigeria’s stock investors gained N195 billion last week despite the drop in activity level at the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

Investors traded 705.636 million shares worth N12.850 billion in 22,124 deals during the week under review, in contrast to a total of 1.546 billion shares valued at N16.289 billion that exchanged hands in 23,873 deals in the previous week.

Breaking down key sectors, the Financial Services Industry led the activity chart with 442.525 million shares valued at N4.345 billion traded in 9,995 deals. Therefore, contributing 62.71% and 33.81% to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The Consumer Goods Industry followed with 82.126 million shares worth N2.176 billion in 3,875 deals. In third place was the Conglomerates Industry, with a turnover of 51.083 million shares worth N242.084 million in 694 deals.

Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Zenith Bank Plc and FBN Holdings Plc were the three most traded equities last week. The three accounted for a combined 173.852 million shares worth N3.073 billion that were traded in 4,324 deals during the week. The three contributed 24.64% and 23.91% to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The NGX All-Share Index appreciated by 0.70%, or 352.08 index points from 50,370.25 index points it closed in the previous week to 50,722.33 index points last week.

The market capitalisation gained N195 billion to N27.358 trillion last week, up from N27.358 trillion it settled in the previous week.

Similarly, all other indices finished higher with the exception of The NGX-Main Board, NGX NGX Insurance, NGX Industrial Goods and NGX Sovereign Bond Indices which depreciated by 1.16%, 0.37%, 5.76% and 0.07% while, The NGX ASeM index closed flat.

Forty- one equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than eleven in the previous week. Twenty-two equities depreciated in price lower than fifty-three in the previous week, while ninety three equities remained unchanged higher than ninety-two equities recorded in the previous week.

The year-to-date gain tick slightly higher to 18.74%. See other details below.

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GTCo, Zenith Bank, Access Bank Were The Most Traded Equities on Monday

Stocks of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCo Plc), Zenith Bank, Access Bank and other leading financial institutions were the most traded on Monday at the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

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Stocks of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCo Plc), Zenith Bank, Access Bank and other leading financial institutions were the most traded on Monday at the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

Investors transacted 176,053,708 shares worth N2.271 trillion in 4,965 deals during the trading hours of Monday. GTCO was the most traded stock with 21,371,040 shares estimated at N426,794,706.30. This was followed by Zenith Bank’s 20,445,680 shares valued at N429,282,785.05.

Analysing each sector, the banking sector gained 19 basis points (bps) on the back of 9.30% gain in Unity Bank, 1.45% appreciationg of Zenith Bank and 0.30% improvement in Wema Bank. Sterling Bank and Fidelity Bank shed 3.23% and 1.89%, respectively.

The consumer goods sector lost 13bps as stock of Intbrew and Maybaker declined by 6.54% and 6.42%, respectively. However, stocks of Champion, Unilever and Honey Flour closed in the green.

Industrial sector shed 418bps on 9.96% decline in the value of Bua Cement while the oil and gas sector closed flat.

NGX All-Share index extended its decline by 0.83% to 49,950.32 index points, down from 50,370.25 index points it closed on Friday. The market value of all listed equities also declined to N26.936 trillion, respresenting a decline of N226 billion from N27.163 trillion it settled on Friday.

The Exchange year to date return moderated from 17.92% on Friday to 16.93%. See other details below.

Top GainersĀ 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
CAVERTON N 1.00 N 1.10 0.10 10.00 %
COURTVILLE N 0.40 N 0.44 0.04 10.00 %
CHAMPION N 3.65 N 4.00 0.35 9.59 %
UNITYBNK N 0.43 N 0.47 0.04 9.30 %
LIVESTOCK N 1.15 N 1.25 0.10 8.70 %

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
BUACEMENT N 69.30 N 62.40 -6.90 -9.96 %
MCNICHOLS N 0.91 N 0.82 -0.09 -9.89 %
NEIMETH N 1.55 N 1.40 -0.15 -9.68 %
INTBREW N 5.35 N 5.00 -0.35 -6.54 %
MAYBAKER N 3.58 N 3.35 -0.23 -6.42 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
GTCO 21371040.00 426794706.30
ZENITHBANK 20445680.00 429282785.05
ACCESSCORP 16784565.00 149668133.60
FBNH 14313464.00 153132806.80
UBA 14263232.00 100531057.85

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