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Zenith Bank Led Most Traded Stocks After Strong Third Quarter Financial Results

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Investors traded 79.741 million Zenith Bank’s share valued at N1.913 billion on Monday following a strong positive third-quarter report released on Friday.

The leading financial institution posted N508.979 billion gross earnings in the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The highest among banks that have so far released their unaudited financial statements.

Investors traded 568.037 million shares worth N7.326 billion in 8,928 transactions during the trading hours of Monday.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange Market Capitalisation declined by N9 billion from N17.838 trillion to N17.829 trillion. While NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 0.04 percent to 34,121.78 index points.

Airtel Africa led top gainers with N25 or 5 percent to close at N525 per share. Nestle trailed Airtel with N25 or 1.82 percent to settle at N1400 per share.

Dangote Cement, BUA Cement and NEM followed with N6.6 or 3.42 percent; N2.55 or 4.77 percent and N0.02 or 0.78 percent to finish the day at N199.8 per share; N56 per share and N2.6 per share, respectively. See the details below.

Top Traded Stocks

Symbols Volume Value
ZENITHBANK 79,740,780 N1,912,937,383.60
FBNH 72,749,297 N499,576,761.15
ACCESS 65,741,063 N520,344,059.70
UBA 46,968,616 N360,036,464.00
GUARANTY 37,096,752 N1,266,010,624.80

Top Gainers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
AIRTELAFRI N500 N525 25 5.00%
NESTLE N1375 N1400 25 1.82%
DANGCEM N193.2 N199.8 6.6 3.42%
BUACEMENT N53.45 N56 2.55 4.77%
NEM N2.58 N2.6 0.02 0.78%

Top Losers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
STANBIC N43 N39.55 -3.45 -8.02%
WAPCO N24.5 N22.05 -2.45 -10.00%
FLOURMILL N27.75 N25.4 -2.35 -8.47%
GUINNESS N19.9 N18 -1.9 -9.55%
ARDOVA N15 N13.5 -1.5 -10.00%

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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FG To Auction Three Bonds Worth 50B Each This Week

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The Debt Management Office has said that the Nigerian government will offer N150 billion bonds for subscription in June.

The bonds comprised three bonds worth N50bn each, a circular said Friday.

The DMO said the bonds will be auctioned on June 23 and all three have the same date for settlement.

The bonds are a 10-year re-opening bond to be offered at the rate of 16.2884 percent and to mature in March 2027; a 15- year re-opening bond to be offered at 12.5 percent with the maturity date of March 2035; and a 30-year re-opening bond to be offered at 12.98 percent and mature in March 2050.

FGN Bonds are “backed by the full faith and credit of the Federal Government of Nigeria”, the DMO said, adding that they are equally charged upon the general assets of Nigeria.

The debt office explained further that FGN bonds qualified as liquid assets for liquidity ratio calculation for banks.

For re-openings of previously issued bonds where the coupon is already set, the circular said successful bidders would pay a price corresponding to the yield to maturity bid that cleared the volume being auctioned, plus any accrued interests on the instrument.

Last month, the DMO offered similar bonds of N150bn bonds for a subscription which comprised three bonds worth N50bn each.

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NGX Suspends Trading in GTBank’s Shares Ahead of Guaranty Trust Holding Listing

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The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited last Friday placed a full trading suspension on the shares of Guaranty Trust Bank(GTBank) Plc.

According to the NGX, the suspension was necessary to prevent trading in the shares of the bank in preparation for the eventual delisting of GTBank to pave way for the listing of the holding company(Holdco), Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc on NGX.

Shareholders of the GTBank had ratified the plan to adopt a Holdco structure and the Group Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Segun Agbaje, had told them the development would see a new corporate entity, Guaranty Trust Holding Plc, take the place of GTBank on the London and Nigerian Stock Exchanges.

He explained that change would entail a 1:1 share transfer while the Holdco would serve as the parent company and corporate center for GTBank Nigeria, all GTBank African subsidiaries and all other new businesses that will be created following the transition.

“Our transition into a Holdco is a necessary step to future-proofing our leadership position, sustainably growing our earnings and achieving our long-term goal of becoming one of the top five financial institutions in Africa. It is also a critical part of our response to the seismic shifts in customer expectations and changes in business models,” Agbaje had said.

He noted that as a Holdco, they will compete more effectively with non-banks in the new competitive landscape; pairing their strength in financial services with an aggressive focus on creating value in every aspect of their customers’ lives.

“We will create a new payments business to deliver the innovative solutions that will deepen and extend digital financial services across Africa. We also believe that we are in a better position to drive an asset management business and a pension fund business, given our strong retail base and digital-first approach to financial services, which we have honed over the past decade. Taken together, our entry into these new growth areas will allow us to maximize our potential in a way that banks were restricted from and enhance the value we create as a platform for enriching lives,” he said.

According to him, following a decade of birthing innovative ideas and nurturing them into businesses, the Holdco structure would he bank to unleash the power within, in ways that allow us to thrive in spaces banks were excluded, build out the full value of the innovations they have nurtured over the years and deepen the value we can create stakeholders.

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Presco Plc to Hold Emergency Meeting to Recommend Acquisition of Private Company to Shareholders

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Presco Plc, an agro-industrial company, has notified shareholders of the company, the Nigerian Exchange Group and the investing public that the Board of Directors of Presco Plc will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday 24th June, 2021 to recommend for the shareholders to consider the acquisition of an existing private company through shares.

The existing private company, according to a statement signed by Patrick Uwadua Esq., Company Secretary, Presco Plc, is in the same line of business with Presco Plc.

Presco said once considered, a resolution will be passed at the company’s next General Meeting to authorise the acquisition of all the shares of the existing private company.

Meanwhile, the company commenced its closed period on today, Wednesday 16 June 2021 until 24 hours after the decisions taken at the Board Meeting are released to the public.

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