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Nigeria’s Stocks Market Extend Losses on Thursday

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Nigerian Stock Exchange Extend Losses by N232 Billion on Thursday

Nigeria’s equities market closed in the red for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday amid declining demand ahead of the festive period.

Lafarge Africa Plc, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, and MTN Nigeria Plc led the losers’ table to drag the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) by 1.27 percent below the opening points.

The NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 1.27 percent from 35,021.26 index points it opened the day to close at 34,577.26 index points. While the value of the entire stock market declined by N232 billion from N18.304 trillion it opened the day to settle at N18.072 trillion.

So far this week, the Exchange has lost N293 billion from the N18.365 trillion it opened the week.

Investors traded 553,959,909 shares valued at N6.6 billion in 6,441 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday. The most-traded equities were GTBank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, Transcorp Plc and FBN Holdings Plc.

Analysts expect the market to remain bearish in the near-term given what they described as a ‘state of overbought.’

United Capital Research analysts, in a recent note to investors, said “The weakening investors sentiment remains largely in line with our expectations as our technical charts continue to view the market as overbought.

“That said, we think investors will continue to maintain a cautious approach to investing in the absence of any major positive catalyst. As a result, we anticipate further bearish proceedings for the rest of the week.”

Lafarge Africa led losers with N2.25 or 10 percent decline while Guinness Nigeria Plc and Zenith Bank Plc followed with N1.75 or 9.83 percent and N1.45 or 6.18 percent decline, respectively.

 

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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Stocks on Nigerian Exchange Limited Sustains Gain on Tuesday

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Listed stocks on the Nigerian Exchange Limited gained N36 billion on Tuesday to sustain Monday’s positive momentum.

The bourse All-Share Index rose by 0.18 percent from 39,312.74 index points on Monday to close at 39,382.96 index points on Tuesday. While the market value of listed equities expanded by N36 billion to settle at N20.527 trillion, up from N20.491 trillion recorded on Monday.

Investors traded 296.596 million shares valued at N3.362 billion in 4,265 transactions during the trading hours of Tuesday.

Meyer led gainers with N0.05 or 9.62 percent gain to close at N0.57 per share. This was followed by Presco with N6.90 or 9.58 percent gain as shown below.

Stock Market Snapshot

ASI 39,382.96
DEALS 4,265.00
VOLUME 296,596,623.00
VALUE N 3,361,573,907.37
EQUITY CAP N 20,527,328,320,996.84
BOND CAP N 17,216,586,380,738.50
ETF CAP N 18,261,586,163.62

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
MEYER N0.52 N0.57 0.05 9.62%
PRESCO N72.00 N78.90 6.90 9.58%
UAC-PROP N0.76 N0.83 0.07 9.21%
AFRIPRUD N6.00 N6.55 0.55 9.17%
UNITYBNK N0.55 N0.60 0.05 9.09%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
REGALINS N0.34 N0.31 -0.03 -8.82%
HONYFLOUR N1.20 N1.13 -0.07 -5.83%
CUTIX N2.21 N2.10 -0.11 -4.98%
UCAP N6.00 N5.76 -0.24 -4.00%
WAPIC N0.53 N0.51 -0.02 -3.77%

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ACCESS 58,558,705.00 N494,147,223.85
UACN 38,274,061.00 N394,222,603.70
FIDELITYBK 27,150,533.00 N62,355,969.20
ZENITHBANK 26,421,735.00 N609,738,886.60
TRANSCORP 15,626,067.00 N14,179,618.10

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Investors Jump on Union Bank of Nigeria’s Shares Amid Acquisition Rumour

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Shares of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, a leading financial institution in Nigeria, rose by 50 kobo or 9.26 percent on Monday following reports that Atlas Mara Limited, a 49.7 percent owner in the bank has been talking to investors to sell its stake.

Investors King had reported that Bloomberg sources claimed Atlas Mara Limited, a London Stock Exchange-listed pan-African banking group started by Mr. Bob Diamond is in talks with Zenith Bank, Access Bank and other investors across Africa to sell its holding in the bank.

Since the report became public investors have been acquiring shares of Union Bank in case Zenith Bank or Access Bank, one of the leading banks in the country, acquire it. Even the bank’s CEO, Godson Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, purchased an additional 2,431,917 ordinary shares of the bank on Thursday, according to the bank’s latest disclosure filing.

Union Bank of Nigeria was the third-highest gainer on Monday.

The Nigerian Exchange Limited gained N59.4 billion on Monday to close at N20.491 trillion on Monday.

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Nigerian Exchange Limited Gains N59.4 Billion on Monday

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Stocks in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria, gained N59.4 billion on Monday amid positive first-quarter results.

The Nigerian Exchange Limited All-Share Index rose by 0.29 percent from 39,198.75 index points it closed on Friday to settle at 39312.74 index points on Monday.

During the trading hours of Monday, investors traded 324.187 million shares valued at N3.281 billion in 4,867 deals.

The market value of listed stocks grew by N59.4 billion from N20.431 trillion recorded on Friday to N20.491 trillion on Monday.

Regency Assurance Plc (Regalins) led gainers with N0.03 or 9.68 percent to close the day at N0.31 per share.

Associated Bus Company Plc (ABCTRANS) followed with the same amount of gain, N0.03 or 9.68 percent to settle at N0.31 a share. Union Bank of Nigeria came third with N0.5 or 9.26 percent to close at N5.5 per share. See the details below.

Top Gainers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
REGALINS N0.31 N0.34 0.03 9.68%
ABCTRANS N0.31 N0.34 0.03 9.68%
UBN N5.40 N5.90 0.50 9.26%
LINKASSURE N0.69 N0.75 0.06 8.70%
MBENEFIT N0.37 N0.40 0.03 8.11%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
UNITYBNK N0.60 N0.55 -0.05 -8.33%
JAPAULGOLD N0.60 N0.56 -0.04 -6.67%
NEIMETH N1.82 N1.71 -0.11 -6.04%
FLOURMILL N31.00 N29.50 -1.50 -4.84%
CHAMS N0.22 N0.21 -0.01 -4.55%

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ETRANZACT 72,175,979.00 N162,395,952.75
ZENITHBANK 44,000,748.00 N1,015,465,286.05
ACCESS 22,978,740.00 N189,173,515.95
UBA 16,585,198.00 N119,352,727.00
MANSARD 16,429,809.00 N14,202,316.49

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