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Hallmark Insurance, Japaul Gold Lead Gainers as Equities Market Closed in Green

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Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc and Japaul Gold led gainers on Thursday as the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed in the green.

Investors exchanged 145.332 million shares valued at N1.576 billion in 3,525 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday.

Market value of listed equities inched slightly higher to N20.300 trillion while the Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index gained 0.07 percent to 38,799.83 index points.

Banks’ stocks led the most traded stocks with First Bank of Nigeria Holdings leading with 21,851,331 shares valued at N157,179,233.85. This was followed by GTBank’s 20,500,310 shares estimated at N589,173,071.90. See the details below.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
FBNH 21,851,331 N157,179,233.85
GUARANTY 20,500,310 N589,173,071.90
ZENITHBANK 17,584,133 N379,878,208.55
ACCESS 8,596,059 N68,887,206.60
JAPAULGOLD 7,580,118 N4,339,371.64

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
CHIPLC N0.31 N0.34 0.03 9.68%
JAPAULGOLD N0.53 N0.58 0.05 9.43%
OANDO N3.1 N3.26 0.16 5.16%
AIICO N1.2 N1.26 0.06 5.00%
ZENITHBANK N21 N21.8 0.8 3.81%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ROYALEX N0.39 N0.36 -0.03 -7.69%
JAIZBANK N0.66 N0.62 -0.04 -6.06%
HONYFLOUR N1.19 N1.13 -0.06 -5.04%
LINKASSURE N0.84 N0.8 -0.04 -4.76%
DAARCOMM N0.21 N0.2 -0.01 -4.76%

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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VFD Group Plc Receives SEC Clearance for its Proposed N4.13Billion Right Issue

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Lagos-based proprietary investment company, VFD Grouphas received clearance from the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) for the proposed right issue of 7,452,054 Ordinary Shares of 50 Kobo each at N556 per share based on 1 share for every 16 shares held.

The proposed right issue was approved by the Board of Directors at its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which held on 23rd November 2020. The capital raise is part of the long-term strategic plan of VFD Group to harness the opportunities in selected companies that meet VFD Group’s Investment criteria.

The Group Managing Director/CEO, Nonso Okpala, has expressed his gratitude to the regulatory body, SEC, for the clearance, while hinting on the next phase of the business.

“Our expansion drive has been a long time coming and with this clearance, one of our immediate first steps is the enhancement of our systems, and the integration of all our subsidiary offerings under a very effective and technological platform. We are focused on expanding further within the local financial services industry as well as on the African continent,” he disclosed.

VFD Group is a proprietary investment company that focuses on building positive and socially conscious ecosystems by aggregating potentially viable business with the objective of creating innovative products and solutions that are accessible to the everyday Nigerian citizen and entrepreneur.

VFD Group Plc was founded on the values of integrity and good governance, and built on the strength of innovation and network, the goal of VFD Group is to establish a firm foothold in various ecosystems on the continent through their subsidiary companies. VFD Group operates through various portfolio to provide innovative financial services – alternative funding and investment channels – that are accessible to individuals and small businesses that provide the following services: Financial Advisory, Currency Exchange, Debt services, Private Funds Management, Asset Management, Real Estate, International Remittance/ Settlement.

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Listed Companies Gained 0.16 Percent on Friday

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Companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) gained 0.16 percent on Friday to push the All-Share Index from 38,571.89 basis points on Thursday to 38,808.01 index points on Friday.

The Exchange market capitalisation rose to N20.310 trillion with investors trading 262.510 million shares valued at N2.438 billion in 3,525 deals.

Fidelity Bank led the most traded stocks in terms of volume with 46,151,809.00 shares valued at N110,562,441.03.

This was followed by First Bank of Nigeria Holdings’ 33,985,247.00 shares worth N258,398,231.05. See the details below.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
FIDELITYBK 46,151,809.00 N110,562,441.03
FBNH 33,985,247.00 N258,398,231.05
GUARANTY 33,465,217.00 N965,283,002.55
MBENEFIT 20,451,489.00 N7,049,340.54
MANSARD 14,092,168.00 N12,247,827.76

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
JAPAULGOLD N0.70 N0.63 -0.07 -10.00%
STERLNBANK N1.64 N1.48 -0.16 -9.76%
FCMB N2.92 N2.66 -0.26 -8.90%
MBENEFIT N0.37 N0.34 -0.03 -8.11%
GLAXOSMITH N6.80 N6.40 -0.40 -5.88%

Top Gainers

Symbols Volume Value
FIDELITYBK 46,151,809.00 N110,562,441.03
FBNH 33,985,247.00 N258,398,231.05
GUARANTY 33,465,217.00 N965,283,002.55
MBENEFIT 20,451,489.00 N7,049,340.54
MANSARD 14,092,168.00 N12,247,827.76

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NGX Regulation Publishes 2021 Supervision Priorities for Trading License Holders

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NGX Regulation Limited (NGX RegCo), the independent regulatory arm of Nigerian Exchange Group, has published its supervision priorities for 2021 on Wednesday, 14 April 2021.

To ensure a fair and orderly market, the supervision priorities provide guidance to Trading License Holders (TLHs) of the Exchange, the investing public, and other stakeholders and are underpinned by business practices considered to be of market wide interest. The 2021 Supervision Priorities can be accessed here.

According to the Chief Executive Officer, NGX RegCo, Ms. Tinuade Awe, “The priority document provides an insight into the performance of TLHs with regards to previous areas of regulatory concerns and observed emerging trends. Some of these include the increased dependence of TLHs on virtual communication and trading channels occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as new market trends as it relates to new laws, regulation, and rules. Our supervisory programs have, therefore, been reevaluated to introduce various initiatives designed to deal with the present challenges, including issuing statements, developing dialogue platforms for regulatory updates and providing assistance through regulatory arrangements that seek to cushion the financial and operational effects of regulatory activity on the businesses of our stakeholders as appropriate”.

This year, NGX RegCo will focus primarily on nineteen (19) areas of regulatory concerns organised into four (4) broad categories:

  • Technology
  • Market Integrity
  • Operations
  • Emerging Trends

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