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Stock Market Extends Bullish Run in December, Opens the Month With 0.30% Gain

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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.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ACCESS 43,368,357 N376,476,921.75
FBNH 31,934,748 N229,789,381.55
MBENEFIT 24,434,500 N5,155,841.00
UBA 24,092,641 N200,213,240.15
GUARANTY 24,056,718 N859,153,111.15

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
GUARANTY N33.2 N35 1.8 5.42%
SEPLAT N400.7 N402.3 1.6 0.40%
ZENITHBANK N24 N24.4 0.4 1.67%
CAVERTON N1.72 N1.89 0.17 9.88%
CUTIX N1.53 N1.68 0.15 9.80%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
GUINNESS N18.9 N18.35 -0.55 -2.91%
FLOURMILL N27.85 N27.6 -0.25 -0.90%
MTNN N155.2 N155 -0.2 -0.13%
FCMB N3.33 N3.21 -0.12 -3.60%
UBA N8.3 N8.2 -0.1 -1.20%

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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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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Cornerstone Insurance, Morison, Others Lead Gainers as Stock Market Gains

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Nigerian Exchange Group rebounded from 1.66 percent decline recorded on Tuesday to close with 0.15 percent gain on Wednesday as more stocks closed in the green.

Investors traded 302,722,917 shares valued at N2.809 billion during the trading hours of Wednesday, against the 297.35 million shares worth N3.65 billion that were exchanged in 4,402 deals on Tuesday.

Market value of listed stocks appreciated from N20.07 trillion on Tuesday to settle at N20.099 trillion on Wednesday.

Nigerian Exchange Group All-Share Index gained 0.15 percent from 38,507.29 index points on Tuesday to 38564.70 index points on Wednesday.

Cornerstone Insurance led gainers with 10 percent, while Morison followed with 9.68 percent as shown below. Sterling bank emerged the most traded stocks with 37473362.00 shares valued at N57825053.65.

Top Gainers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
CORNERST N 0.50 N 0.55 0.05 10.00 %
MORISON N 1.24 N 1.36 0.12 9.68 %
LEARNAFRCA N 0.92 N 0.98 0.06 6.52 %
AFRIPRUD N 6.05 N 6.40 0.35 5.79 %
COURTVILLE N 0.20 N 0.21 0.01 5.00 %

Top Losers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ABBEYBDS N 1.05 N 0.95 -0.10 -9.52 %
CHIPLC N 0.74 N 0.67 -0.07 -9.46 %
CWG N 1.24 N 1.15 -0.09 -7.26 %
WAPIC N 0.57 N 0.53 -0.04 -7.02 %
REGALINS N 0.48 N 0.45 -0.03 -6.25 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
STERLNBANK 37473362.00 57825053.65
ETI 27396295.00 142467020.85
WEMABANK 27146019.00 15001766.29
GUARANTY 26491561.00 745342100.20
JAPAULGOLD 22136983.00 11040985.74

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Dangote Cement Completes Issuance of N50 Billion Series 1 Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bonds

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Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, announced it has successfully issued N50 billion Series 1 Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bonds under the company’s new NGN300 billion Multi-Instrument Issuance Program.

The leading manufacturer disclosed in a statement signed by Edward Imoedemhe, Deputy Company Secretary, Dangote Cement Plc.

According to the statement, the bonds were issued on May 26 2021 at coupon rates of 11.25%, 12.50% and 13.50% for the 3, 5 and 7-year tranches respectively.

The statement read in part, “Despite market headwinds, the bond issuance was well received and recorded participation from a wide range of investors including domestic pension funds, asset managers, insurance companies and high net-worth investors.

“The proceeds of the bond issuance will be deployed for the company’s expansion projects, short-term debt refinancing and working capital requirements. Aside from this first issuance of a traditional bond under the new Multi-Instruments Programme, Dangote Cement has registered a programme enabling it to consider different types of fixed income instruments to cater for different type of investors.”

“The ability to issue Green Bonds and Sukuk will enable the company leverage the depth and breadth of the Nigerian market.”

Commenting on the bond issuance, Michel Puchercos, Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement Plc. stated: “This bond issuance allows us move a step further in achieving our expansion objectives and will be deployed to projects instrumental in supporting our export strategy while improving our cost competitiveness.

“We thank the investor community for their continued support in the management of Dangote Cement and their successful participation in the bond issuance.”

Absa Capital Markets Nigeria acted as Lead Issuing House for the Series 1 Bonds, and Stanbic IBTC Capital, Standard Chartered Capital & Advisory Nigeria Limited, United Capital Plc, FBN Quest Merchant Bank, FCMB Capital Markets, Coronation Merchant Bank, Ecobank Development Corporation Nigeria, Futureview Financial Services, Meristem Capital Limited, Rand Merchant Bank, Quantum Zenith Capital and Vetiva Capital Management acted as Joint Issuing Houses. The Bonds will be listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited and FMDQ Securities Exchange.

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