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FCMB, Stanbic, Zenith Bank Gained Despite Stock Market Losing N7 Billion on Wednesday

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Stocks of FCMB, Stanbic, Zenith Bank and others led gainers on Wednesday despite the Nigerian Stock Exchange closing in the red.

The bourse market capitalisation sheds N7 billion from N18.311 trillion it closed on Tuesday to settle at N18.304 trillion on Wednesday.

The NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 0.04 percent from 35,021.26 index points recorded on Tuesday to close at 35,033.74 index points on Wednesday.

First Bank led the most traded stocks with 40,781,455 shares valued at N285,723,885.65. This was followed by GTBank with 32,658,159 shares worth N1,082,588,975.35. See the details below.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
FBNH 40,781,455 N285,723,885.65
GUARANTY 32,658,159 N1,082,588,975.35
AIICO 30,096,020 N33,133,613.00
ZENITHBANK 29,719,495 N698,088,188.65
MBENEFIT 23,091,200 N5,080,251.00

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
FCMB N3 N3.08 0.08 2.67%
STANBIC N44 N44.05 0.05 0.11%
ZENITHBANK N23.4 N23.45 0.05 0.21%
LIVESTOCK N1.36 N1.4 0.04 2.94%
UNITYBNK N0.64 N0.67 0.03 4.69%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ARDOVA N14.45 N13.2 -1.25 -8.65%
FIDSON N4.88 N4.5 -0.38 -7.79%
NEIMETH N2.53 N2.4 -0.13 -5.14%
JBERGER N18.5 N18.4 -0.1 -0.54%
CHAMPION N0.98 N0.9 -0.08 -8.16%

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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