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Nigerian Stock Exchange Leads Global Stocks, Year-to-date Gain Increased to 30% Last Week

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Nigerian Stock Exchange sustained its bullish momentum last week as investors traded a total turnover of 1.816 billion shares valued at N25.791 billion in 31,665 deals.

This was below the 11.400 billion shares worth N35.892 billion transacted in 39,265 deals in the previous week. However, the Exchange managed to sustain its global lead as sentiment remained high despite the economic recession and a series of other uncertainties.

In terms of volume traded, the financial services industry led with 1.274 billion shares estimated at N14.710 billion that exchanged hands in 18,392 deals. Therefore, contributing 70.15 percent and 57.04 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The conglomerates industry followed with 217.170 million shares valued at N231.809 million and exchanged in 1,226 deals. In third place was the consumer goods industry with a turnover of 113.760 million shares valued at N2.598 billion in 4,568 deals.

Zenith Bank Plc, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc and Access Bank Plc led the most traded stocks in terms of volume. Together, the three accounted for 649.529 million shares valued at N8.104 billion in 6,395 deals and contributed 35.76 percent and 31.42 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.

The market capitalisation of listed equities expanded by 2.19 percent to settle at N18.228 trillion while the NSE All-Share Index also gained 2.19 percent or 748.69 index points to 34,885.51 index points, up from 34,136.82 index points recorded in the previous week.

The bourse year to date return rose to 29.97 percent, the highest performer among Bloomberg tracked 93 global stocks. NSE Premium index led with 47.85 percent year-to-date gain while the NSE AFR Div Yield Index trailed with 47.82 percent gain. See the list of top gainers and losers for the week below.

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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Equities Market Closes in Red on Monday

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited extended its bearish trend on Monday as several unclear economic policies continue to dictate market sentiment.

Investors traded 209,212,596 shares estimated at N1.763 billion during the trading hours of Monday.

Market value of listed equities dipped to N20.089 trillion on Monday, while the Nigerian Exchange Limited All-Share Index lost 0.27 percent 38545.30 index points.

Meyer Plc led gainers with 8.77 percent to close at N0.57 a share. This was followed by Champion Brew. Plc with 6.06 percent. See the details below.

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
MEYER N 0.57 N 0.62 0.05 8.77 %
CHAMPION N 1.98 N 2.10 0.12 6.06 %
JBERGER N 19.10 N 20.00 0.90 4.71 %
REGALINS N 0.50 N 0.52 0.02 4.00 %
IKEJAHOTEL N 0.94 N 0.97 0.03 3.19 %

Top Losers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
FIDSON N 5.10 N 4.60 -0.50 -9.80 %
LASACO N 1.50 N 1.36 -0.14 -9.33 %
FTNCOCOA N 0.33 N 0.30 -0.03 -9.09 %
MBENEFIT N 0.45 N 0.41 -0.04 -8.89 %
CORNERST N 0.58 N 0.55 -0.03 -5.17 %

Top Traders

Symbols Volume Value
ACCESS 22719611.00 193988537.35
MANSARD 16700986.00 15046288.96
ZENITHBANK 16144873.00 384583513.35
MBENEFIT 14685025.00 6036206.91
CHAMS 13478252.00 2703150.40

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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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