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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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Nigerian Stock Exchange Sheds N39 Billion on Monday

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Nigerian Stock Exchange Sheds N39 Billion on Monday

The Nigerian Stock Exchange opened the week in the red despite strong optimism.

Investors traded 738.525 million shares valued at N4.173 billion in 7,396 deals during the trading hours of Monday.

While market capitalisation of listed equities declined by 0.23 percent or N39 billion from N21.53 trillion recorded on Friday to settle at N21.491 trillion on Monday.

The NSE All-Share Index dipped by 93.76 index points from 41,176.14 it closed on Friday to 41,082.38 index points on Monday.

Japaul Gold led the most traded stocks with 92,361,027 shares worth N145,792,642.99 as investors continued to jump the company ahead of its mine deal with H&H Mines Limited. See the details below.

Top Trades in the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Symbols Volume Value
JAPAULGOLD 92,361,027 N145,792,642.99
UNIVINSURE 51,788,957 N10,406,751.46
TRANSCORP 43,145,307 N46,165,478.49
FBNH 39,767,470 N298,246,718.35
MANSARD 38,198,945 N63,881,964.03

Top Gainers in The Nigerian Stock Exchange

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
BOCGAS N12.52 N13.77 1.25 9.98%
CADBURY N9.5 N10.45 0.95 10.00%
GUARANTY N33.05 N33.65 0.6 1.82%
LIVESTOCK N2.11 N2.32 0.21 9.95%
WAPCO N23.8 N24 0.2 0.84%

Top Losers in the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
DANGCEM N237 N234.6 -2.4 -1.01%
FLOURMILL N32.8 N31 -1.8 -5.49%
GUINNESS N19 N18.5 -0.5 -2.63%
FBNH N7.6 N7.3 -0.3 -3.95%
NASCON N17.55 N17.25 -0.3 -1.71%

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Investors Continue to Jump on Japaul Shares Ahead of Gold Mine Deal

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Investors Continue to Jump on Japaul Shares Ahead of Gold Mine Deal

Stock investors traded 92,361,027 shares of Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc valued at N145,792,642.99 on Monday as sentiment jumped through the roof following a strong bullish run last week.

Japaul closed with a 56.70 percent gain last week to close at N1.52 per share. The biggest gain for the week.

On Monday, investors continue buying everything Japaul ahead of the H&H Mines deal. However, the company sheds 6.58 percent to close at N1.42 per share.

Read about the deal here Japaul to Invest in Chinese Firm H&H to Deepen Mining and Exploration Business

Despite the uncertainty attached to the deal, investors are predicting about N5 for Japaul in 2021 and largely attracted to the stock because of its low price.

Also, Read Japaul Gold and Ventures Extends Gains by 56.70 Percent Last Week Despite Uncertain Mining Deal

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Japaul Gold and Ventures Extends Gains by 56.70 Percent Last Week Despite Uncertain Mining Deal

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Japaul Gold and Ventures Extends Gains by 56.70 Percent Last Week Despite Uncertain Mining Deal

Investors don’t seem to be slowing down on Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc after the company announced it was investing in H&H Mines Limited in November 2020 and even changed its name from Japaul Oil and Maritime Services Plc to Japaul Gold & Ventures Plc.

The price of the company’s share gained 55 kobo or 56.70 percent from 97 kobo in the previous week to N1.52 per share last week. The largest gain per single stock on the Nigerian Stock Exchange last week.

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc followed with 50 percent gain or 14 kobo from 28 kobo per share to 42 kobo per share.

Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc Uncertainties and Risks

Despite a series of complications highlighted by Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc concerning the deal in November, investors seem to be blinded to the level of uncertainties attached to a deal that depends on the success of proposed fundraising to be closed.

The company had announced that it has gotten approval to invest or acquire shares in H&H Mines Limited after its fundraising exercise. Meaning, a failure or suspension of fundraising due to COVID-19 second phase could derail or delay Japaul’s plans to acquire or invest in the company.

Another shocking statement made by Japaul was that the last lap of exploration works will allow the company to know the degree of minerals reserve contained in the mine, meaning it does not know precisely before seeking approval from H&H Mines Limited.

Also, Japaul is not certain it would be carried along, according to an excerpt from the company’s December statement.

“Since Japaul will eventually be part of H&H Mines Limited, it was necessary that Japaul is carried along on the kind of Contract of Drilling to be entered into, and that was why the signing of the Drilling Contract between the Chinese Company and H&H Mines Limited was concluded at Japaul’s Head Office,” the company stated.

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