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Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine 95% Effective in Trial, Shares Gained 10.69%

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Moderna on Monday announced its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5 percent effective in a trial of 30,000 patients.

This was much higher than the over 90 percent efficiency announced by Pfizer and BioNTech of Germany about a week ago.

Moderna could get emergency user authorisation from FDA by the end of the year given the available information.

The company’s share rose by 9.67 percent or $8.64 to $98.03 per share on Monday following the official announcement.

While Pfizer shares declined by 3.63 percent or $1.40 to $37.22 per share as investors are now leaning towards Moderna.

Moderna, an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on drug discovery, drug development, and vaccine technologies based exclusively on messenger RNA.

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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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Folasope Babasola Aiyesimoju, Group Managing Director UACN, Dumps N231.750 Million on UACN Shares

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The Group Managing Director of UAC of Nigeria Plc (UACN), Folasope Babasola Aiyesimoju, invested N231.750 million in UACN Shares.

The management disclosed in a statement signed by Nkemdirim Agboti, Company Secretary, UACN.

Aiyesimoju bought 22,500,000 UACN shares at N10.30 a unit on May 11 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria (the Nigerian Exchange Limited trading floor).

Aiyesimoju became UACN Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on April 1 2019 following Mrs Omolara Elmide exit.

Mr Aiyesimoju is a finance professional with experience spanning corporate finance, principal investing and private equity. Over the course of his career, Fola has lived and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa’s most important economies gaining experience of the operating landscape in the region. He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Estate Management from the University of Lagos, where he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Real estate development and finance, and earned the right to use the CFA designation in 2006.

He is the founder of Themis Capital Management, an investment firm focused on concentrating capital and talent on high-potential opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Aiyesimoju first joined the Board of UAC of Nigeria PLC in March 2018 and is a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committee of the Board. He was also appointed Managing Director/CEO of UACN Property Development PLC (“UPDC PLC”) in August, 2018 and, in his capacity as Group MD/CEO of UAC, will serve concurrently as Managing Director/CEO of UPDC PLC until anew Managing Director/CEO is appointed for the subsidiary company.

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