The price of Twitter shares plunged by 8.12 percent on Monday following President Trump’s permanent suspension.
The world’s leading social media giant permanently suspended the outgoing president on Friday after he incited mob action against the joint Senate session last week.
On Friday, Twitter said, “After a close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
However, Trump, who won 74,222,958 votes, or 46.8 percent of the total votes cast, enjoys the support of his followers who have started letting go their Twitter shares in response to the company’s decision to sabotage Trump’s communication with his over 88 million followers on the bird app.
Twitter share is presently trading at $51.48 per share.
Despite Facebook also suspending Trump account on similar ground, his fans, who seem to tolerate Mark Zuckerberg especially after refusing to delete several of his shocking tweets in the past, seems okay with Facebook and Instagram actions.
Presco Plc to Hold Emergency Meeting to Recommend Acquisition of Private Company to Shareholders
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.
Cornerstone Insurance, Morison, Others Lead Gainers as Stock Market Gains
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.
|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 %|
|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 %|
Dangote Cement Completes Issuance of N50 Billion Series 1 Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Bonds
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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