The Nigerian Stock Exchange pulled back in the first week of the year after recording a 50.3 percent gain in 2020.
The market capitalisation of listed equities declined by 0.37 percent to close the week at N20.978 trillion while the NSE All-Share Index dipped by the same 0.37 percent or 150.50 index points to 40,120.22 index points, down from 40,270.72 index points.
During the week, investors traded a total turnover of 3.394 billion shares worth N19.867 billion in 26,808 deals, against a total of 1.806 billion shares valued at N25.966 billion that exchanged hands last week in 14,634 deals.
In terms of volume traded, the Consumer Goods Industry led the activity chart with 2.026 billion shares valued at N7.503 billion traded in 4,031 deals; thus contributing 59.70 percent and 37.77 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
The Financial Services Industry followed with 939.288 million shares worth N7.820 billion in 14,020 deals. The third place was Conglomerates Industry, with a turnover of 139.882 million shares worth N182.151 million in 885 deals.
Champion Breweries Plc, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc and Access Bank Plc were the three most traded equities during the week with a combined 2.144 billion shares valued at N6.002 billion in 1,971 transactions. Therefore, the three contributed 63.18 percent and 30.21 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The year-to-date return stood at -0.37 percent.
Stocks on Nigerian Exchange Limited Sustains Gain on Tuesday
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
|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|
Investors Jump on Union Bank of Nigeria’s Shares Amid Acquisition Rumour
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.
Nigerian Exchange Limited Gains N59.4 Billion on Monday
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.
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