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.
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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