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Insider Dealing: Vetiva Securities Limited Sells Stake in Dangote Cement

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The management of Dangote Cement Plc on Friday announced that Vetiva Securities Limited, an affiliate of a financial adviser, Vetiva Capital Management Limited, has sold total shares of 613,983 in Dangote Cement Plc.

In the statement forwarded to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the company said the transaction was performed in three different deals last week.

According to the statement, Vetiva Securities Limited sold 213,983 shares of Dangote Cement Plc at N179.89 per share on November 9th, 2020 in Lagos.

On that very day, the securities company cut down another 150,000 at N183.13 per unit.

While on November 10th, the Vetiva sells another 250,000 at N180.30 a unit. Bringing total sales to 613,983 shares or N111,187,902.

In March, Vetiva Capital Management Limited projected strong growth for Dangote Cement Plc in 2020 despite competition.

The investment bank said “Notably, the moderation in Nigeria’s top-line was driven by a one per cent y/y drop in average revenue/ tonne to N43,221.69 even as volumes stayed largely flat y/y. Further to the above, the report stated that pan African revenues stayed flat in 2019, after weak pricing in Senegal and Zambia offset strong volume ramp ups in Tanzania (94 per cent up y/y) and Senegal (two per cent up y/y). Given an expectation of continued volume growth in Tanzania, Senegal, Congo and Sierra Leone, Vetiva projects a 10 per cent y/y growth in Pan African revenue in 2020.”

Therefore, the sold shares likely suggested a change in Vetiva view given COVID-19, current happenings, both in Africa and the rest of the world, and the projected drop in productivity in the first half of 2021. Also, it might be a profit taking strategy, especially with the current bullish run of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

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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Aliko Dangote, Tony Elumelu and Other Industry Leaders To Speak At The launch of NGX’s The Stock Africa Is Made Of Campaign

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The campaign will be launched at a virtual event scheduled to hold on Tuesday, May 18.
Industry leaders, including Aliko Dangote and Tony Elumelu, are to speak at the launch of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group)’s The Stock Africa Is Made Of campaign on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

NGX Group is set to launch The Stock Africa Is Made Of Campaign to project its positioning and commitment to the African financial markets as a leading capital market infrastructure provider, connecting Nigeria, Africa and the world.

The campaign will be launched at a virtual event scheduled to hold on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, with Dangote and Elumelu as speakers.

Other industry leaders expected to speak at the event include Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo, Group Chairman, NGX Group Plc; Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Federal Republic of Nigeria; Lamido Yuguda, CFA, Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission; Masai Ujiri, President, Toronto Raptors; Temi Popoola, CFA, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), NGX; and Tinuade Awe, CEO, NGX Regulation (NGX RegCo) Limited. The event will be moderated by veteran Master of Ceremonies, Ik Osakioduwa.

The Stock Africa Is Made Of comes on the back of the successful demutualisation of The Nigerian Stock Exchange which led to the emergence of NGX Group Plc and its three subsidiaries – Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, NGX Regulation (NGX RegCo) Limited and NGX Real Estate (NGX RelCo) Limited.

The Stock Africa Is Made Of serves to amplify NGX Group’s new brand identity and spotlight the growth potential of the African continent.

“The Stock Africa Is Made Of is designed to reinforce the message that we are fully equipped and better positioned to champion the development of new and improved experiences for the benefit of domestic, regional and foreign stakeholders,” the Group Chief Executive Officer, NGX Group Plc, Oscar N. Onyema, OON said while commenting on the campaign.

“Built around the new corporate identity, the campaign emphasises the vibrancy and dynamism of NGX Group and its subsidiaries.

“It provides stakeholders with an immersive experience through creative messaging and opportunities for direct engagement with the brand.

“Our goal is not only to celebrate this pivotal point in our journey but to also show our stakeholders that we are ready and able to explore new frontiers in our quest to be the partner and platform of choice for meeting their business, financial and investment objectives.”

Nigerian music veteran 2baba and singer Chike will perform at the event.

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Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc Drops 7 Percent Following Failure to File 2020, Q1 2021 Financial Statements

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Shares of Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc, a mining business and technology development company, fell by N0.04 or 6.78 percent on Friday to close at N0.59 a share after the management of the company announced it will not be filing the first quarter (Q1) 2021 unaudited financial statements due to the pending audited financial statements of 2020.

On Friday, investors transacted 8.362 million shares of Japaul Gold and Ventures, the highest since May 4, 2021 when 9.317 million shares exchanged hands.

The uncertainty surrounding the H&H Mines Limited deal announced in November 2020, the fundraising expected for the deal and the lack of clarity surrounding the company’s financial position continue to drag on its shares and general outlook.

Japaul Gold closed as the third loser on the Nigerian Exchange Limited on Friday. The bourse gained N52 billion to close at N20.579 trillion on Friday.

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Eternal Plc, Regency Assurance Plc, Others Boost Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) on Friday

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Nigerian stocks extended their winning streak to three days as stocks of Eternal Plc, Regency Assurance Plc, NEM Insurance Plc and others closed in the green.

Investors traded 219.549 million shares valued at N2.918 billion in 4,107 deals during the trading hours of Friday.

The Exchange All-Share Index rose by 0.25 percent to 39,481.89 index points, up from 39,382.96 index points recorded on Tuesday before Ramadan break.

The market value of listed equities gained N52 billion from N20.527 trillion it settled on Tuesday to close the week at N20.579 trillion on Friday.

Zenith Bank led the most trade stock with 32,028,318.00 shares valued at N754,936,979.00, while Access Bank followed with 28,759,013.00 shares estimated at N243,792,645.45. See the details below.

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ETERNA N6.00 N6.60 0.60 10.00%
REGALINS N0.31 N0.34 0.03 9.68%
NEM N1.90 N2.08 0.18 9.47%
CHIPLC N0.45 N0.49 0.04 8.89%
ABCTRANS N0.34 N0.37 0.03 8.82%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ACADEMY N0.40 N0.36 -0.04 -10.00%
LINKASSURE N0.75 N0.69 -0.06 -8.00%
JAPAULGOLD N0.59 N0.55 -0.04 -6.78%
MBENEFIT N0.42 N0.40 -0.02 -4.76%
COURTVILLE N0.21 N0.20 -0.01 -4.76%

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ZENITHBANK 32,028,318.00 N754,936,979.00
ACCESS 28,759,013.00 N243,792,645.45
FIDELITYBK 19,673,037.00 N46,296,242.69
FBNH 18,461,104.00 N131,407,101.35
GUARANTY 11,193,843.00 N332,102,077.70

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