Strong gains recorded in the stocks of University Press, FBN Holdings, Ecobank and other stocks last week boosted Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) by N340 billion.
During the week, investors exchanged 2.179 billion shares worth N21.963 billion in 22,438 deals on the floor of the Exchange, against a total of 2.187 billion shares valued at N16.183 billion that were traded in 14,377 deals in the previous week.
In terms of the volume traded, the financial services industry led the activity chart with 1.770 billion shares valued at N18.058 billion and exchanged in 12,942 deals. Therefore, the sector contributed 81.20 percent and 82.22 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The Conglomerates followed with 93.178 million shares worth N169.819 million in 736 deals. In third place was ICT Industry, with a turnover of 72.338 million shares worth N1.043 billion that exchanged hands in 861 transactions.
FBN Holdings Plc, Universal Insurance Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc were the three most traded stocks and together accounted for 1.161 billion shares worth N12.338 billion that were traded in 3,460 transactions. The three contributed 53.28 percent and 56.18 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value, respectively.
The market value of all listed equities rose by N340 billion or 1.62 percent from N20.956 trillion it closed in the previous week to N21.296 trillion last week.
Similarly, the NGX All-Share Index gained 1.61 percent or 647.19 index points from 40,221.17 index points recorded in the previous week to 40,868.36 index points last week.
University Press Plc led gainers with 28.46 percent or N0.35 during the week to close at N1.58 percent per share. This was followed by the 21.74 percent or 1.75 percent recorded in FBN Holdings Plc in the same week. See the details below.
Accordingly, all indices closed higher with the exception of NGX Insurance and NGX Consumer Goods Indices that shed 1.51 percent and 0.51 percent, respectively. While the NGX ASeM, NGX Growth and NGX Sovereign Bond Indices closed flat.
The bourse closed positive for the first time in eight months last week. Gaining 1.48 percent year-to-date.
Stock Investors Gained N238 Billion as NGX Index Rises by 1.10 Percent
Investors at the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) gained another N238 billion on Thursday following a profit of N53 billion on Wednesday.
Market value of all listed equities closed at N21.764 trillion, an increase of N238 billion when compared to N21.526 trillion it closed on Wednesday.
NGX All-Share Index appreciated by 1.10 percent from 41,249.71 index points on Wednesday to 41,704.11 index points on Thursday.
Investors exchanged 216,194,624 shares valued at N3.381 billion in 4,272 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday, in contrast to 499,507,983 shares worth N5.079 billion transacted in 5,998 deals on Wednesday.
Cutix led gainers with N0.5 or 10 percent to close at N5.50 a unit. NGX Group sustained its bullish run with N2.10 or 9.79 percent to close at N23.55 percent as shown below.
|CUTIX||N 5.00||N 5.50||0.50||10.00 %|
|NGXGROUP||N 21.45||N 23.55||2.10||9.79 %|
|CHIPLC||N 0.55||N 0.60||0.05||9.09 %|
|NB||N 47.90||N 51.45||3.55||7.41 %|
|BUACEMENT||N 67.85||N 72.00||4.15||6.12 %|
|TIP||N 0.47||N 0.43||-0.04||-8.51 %|
|NEIMETH||N 1.85||N 1.76||-0.09||-4.86 %|
|UNIVINSURE||N 0.21||N 0.20||-0.01||-4.76 %|
|NAHCO||N 3.60||N 3.47||-0.13||-3.61 %|
|UNITYBNK||N 0.57||N 0.55||-0.02||-3.51 %|
Nigerian Exchange Group (NGXGROUP) Hits N23.55 a Share as Stock Market Gained N53 Billion
The Nigerian Exchange Group (NGXGROUP) extended its bullish run on Wednesday to top gainers for the third consecutive day since it was listed on Friday.
NGXGROUP opened the day at N19.50 a share before setting a new record-high at N23.55 per unit and gradually paring gain to N21.45.
During the trading hours of Wednesday, investors traded total shares of 499,507,983 valued at N5.079 billion in 5,998 transactions.
The Nigerian Exchange Limited All-Share Index gained 0.26 percent to close at 41,249.71 index points, while the market value of all listed equities expanded by N53 billion to N21.526 trillion, up from N21.473 trillion it closed on Monday.
Again, FBN Holdings led the most traded stocks with 147,601,710 shares valued at N1,756,369,828.65. See other details below.
|NGXGROUP||N 19.50||N 21.45||1.95||10.00 %|
|GLAXOSMITH||N 6.55||N 7.00||0.45||6.87 %|
|NPFMCRFBK||N 1.71||N 1.81||0.10||5.85 %|
|WAPIC||N 0.48||N 0.50||0.02||4.17 %|
|FBNH||N 11.75||N 12.20||0.45||3.83 %|
|PRESTIGE||N 0.47||N 0.43||-0.04||-8.51 %|
|CHIPLC||N 0.60||N 0.55||-0.05||-8.33 %|
|ACADEMY||N 0.36||N 0.33||-0.03||-8.33 %|
|CADBURY||N 8.50||N 8.00||-0.50||-5.88 %|
|UBN||N 5.30||N 5.00||-0.30||-5.66 %|
Price of Shares of Nigerian Exchange Group Near N20 a Unit
The recently listed Nigerian Exchange Group (NGXGROUP) extended gains to N19.5 per share as more investors keyed into the prospect of the newly created company following the demutualisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange to reposition the organisation for better growth and opportunities.
The Group listed 1,964,115,918 ordinary shares on the Nigerian Exchange Limited on Friday, 15 October 2021 at N16.15 per share.
On the same day, investors traded 3,562,076.00 shares of the company, pushing the price to N17.75 a share by the close of business.
The price of the stock continues to rise on Monday, hitting N19.5 per as more investors jumped on it. Investors traded 19,000,933 units on Monday.
Nigerian Exchange Group has now gained 20.74 percent in value since being listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited on Friday.
“The most significant benefit of our listing on the NGX exchange is the ability it gives us to drive inorganic growth as we add new subsidiaries and business lines that complement our business. This new era is indeed very exciting for us and we look forward to many possibilities achievable from deepening our various partnerships,” stated Mr. Oscar Onyema, the Chief Executive of NGX Group.
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