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Eterna Plc Sustains Bullish Run on Monday; Rises to 52-Week High

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Eterna Plc, a leading lubricants and petroleum products manufacturer in Nigeria, led stock gainers with 9.89 percent on Monday to settle at N7.25 per share, its highest price in 52 weeks after a 13.6 percent gain last week.

Investors traded 676,878 shares of Eterna valued at N4.880 million during the trading hours of Monday.

In the 9 trading days ended Friday, May 14, 2021, Eternal gained 25 percent from N5.81 per share it traded on May 7th 2021 to N7.25 on May 17th 2021 before moderating to N6.6 per on Monday (today).

Eterna closed in the green despite the Nigerian Exchange Limited All-Share Index declining by 0.44 percent on Monday to settle at 39306.47 index points.

It led the gainers’ table again on Monday after emerging the highest gainer on Friday.

However, experts at Cordros Securities do not think the market will sustain last week bullish run in the week ahead.

They said “In the week ahead, we do not think the bulls will repeat the flawless victory that ensued this week as the bears are likely to book profit across most counters. Consequently, we see more of a “choppy theme” as cautious trading takes centre stage ahead of a critical MPC meeting scheduled later in the month.

“Notwithstanding, we advise investors to take positions in only fundamentally justified stocks as the weak macro story remains a significant headwind for corporate earnings.”

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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Stanbic IBTC Holdings to Release Audited 2021 Half Results in August 2021

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Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, one of the leading banks in Nigeria, on Wednesday announced its Board of Directors has decided to audit the Half Year Financial Results of the bank.

The bank announced in a statement signed by Chidi Okezie, Company Secretary.

According to the bank, the Audited Results for the Half Year Ended 30 June 2021 will be released not later than 29, August 2021 after the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved it.

The statement reads, “Having duly notified NGX RegCo of this development, the Management of Stanbic IBTC wishes to notify the investing public that the Company will aim to publish its 2021 Audited Half Year Results on or before 29 August 2021 in accordance with the extant Rules of NGX Regulation Limited as cited above.

“Thank you for your understanding. For any enquiry, please contact Chidi Okezie, Group Company Secretary – Email: chidi.okezie@stanbicibtc.com or Idris Toriola, Head Investor Relations – Email: idris.toriola@stanbicibtc.com; Tel +234 422 8501”

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Equities Market Closes in Red on Monday

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited extended its bearish trend on Monday as several unclear economic policies continue to dictate market sentiment.

Investors traded 209,212,596 shares estimated at N1.763 billion during the trading hours of Monday.

Market value of listed equities dipped to N20.089 trillion on Monday, while the Nigerian Exchange Limited All-Share Index lost 0.27 percent 38545.30 index points.

Meyer Plc led gainers with 8.77 percent to close at N0.57 a share. This was followed by Champion Brew. Plc with 6.06 percent. See the details below.

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
MEYER N 0.57 N 0.62 0.05 8.77 %
CHAMPION N 1.98 N 2.10 0.12 6.06 %
JBERGER N 19.10 N 20.00 0.90 4.71 %
REGALINS N 0.50 N 0.52 0.02 4.00 %
IKEJAHOTEL N 0.94 N 0.97 0.03 3.19 %

Top Losers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
FIDSON N 5.10 N 4.60 -0.50 -9.80 %
LASACO N 1.50 N 1.36 -0.14 -9.33 %
FTNCOCOA N 0.33 N 0.30 -0.03 -9.09 %
MBENEFIT N 0.45 N 0.41 -0.04 -8.89 %
CORNERST N 0.58 N 0.55 -0.03 -5.17 %

Top Traders

Symbols Volume Value
ACCESS 22719611.00 193988537.35
MANSARD 16700986.00 15046288.96
ZENITHBANK 16144873.00 384583513.35
MBENEFIT 14685025.00 6036206.91
CHAMS 13478252.00 2703150.40

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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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