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Investors Continue to Dump Money on FirstBank, Over N5 Billion Invested Today

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More investors are jumping on stocks of FirstBank as the price rose to a new 52 week high at N12 a share on Thursday.

FirstBank share closed the day at N11.75 a unit, representing a 21.1 percent increase from N9.7 per share it closed on October 6, 2021.

Transaction volume rose by 454.3 percent from 108,741,273.00 shares worth N1,054,790,348.1 traded by investors on October 6, 2021 to 602,768,564.00 shares valued at N7,111,934,085.65 on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

Retail traders are already insinuating insider dealings given the size of the new positions responsible for the recent surge in the price of FirstBank shares.

FirstBank was one of the top five gainers on Thursday as shown below.

Top Fiver Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
CHAMPION N 2.78 N 3.05 0.27 9.71 %
AFRIPRUD N 6.40 N 6.90 0.50 7.81 %
FBNH N 10.95 N 11.75 0.80 7.31 %
UNIVINSURE N 0.21 N 0.22 0.01 4.76 %
CHAMS N 0.23 N 0.24 0.01 4.35 %

However, it was the most traded stock, accounting for 66.37 percent of the total 908,059,073 shares exchanged in 5,151 transactions on Thursday.

Top Fiver Trades

Symbols Volume Value
FBNH 602768564.00 7111934085.65
GTCO 63749288.00 1811033414.35
CHAMPION 37684373.00 114841679.31
UNIVINSURE 21909509.00 4567506.24
UBA 21174295.00 176701388.65

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GTCo, Zenith Bank, Access Bank Were The Most Traded Equities on Monday

Stocks of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCo Plc), Zenith Bank, Access Bank and other leading financial institutions were the most traded on Monday at the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

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Stocks of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCo Plc), Zenith Bank, Access Bank and other leading financial institutions were the most traded on Monday at the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

Investors transacted 176,053,708 shares worth N2.271 trillion in 4,965 deals during the trading hours of Monday. GTCO was the most traded stock with 21,371,040 shares estimated at N426,794,706.30. This was followed by Zenith Bank’s 20,445,680 shares valued at N429,282,785.05.

Analysing each sector, the banking sector gained 19 basis points (bps) on the back of 9.30% gain in Unity Bank, 1.45% appreciationg of Zenith Bank and 0.30% improvement in Wema Bank. Sterling Bank and Fidelity Bank shed 3.23% and 1.89%, respectively.

The consumer goods sector lost 13bps as stock of Intbrew and Maybaker declined by 6.54% and 6.42%, respectively. However, stocks of Champion, Unilever and Honey Flour closed in the green.

Industrial sector shed 418bps on 9.96% decline in the value of Bua Cement while the oil and gas sector closed flat.

NGX All-Share index extended its decline by 0.83% to 49,950.32 index points, down from 50,370.25 index points it closed on Friday. The market value of all listed equities also declined to N26.936 trillion, respresenting a decline of N226 billion from N27.163 trillion it settled on Friday.

The Exchange year to date return moderated from 17.92% on Friday to 16.93%. See other details below.

Top Gainers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
CAVERTON N 1.00 N 1.10 0.10 10.00 %
COURTVILLE N 0.40 N 0.44 0.04 10.00 %
CHAMPION N 3.65 N 4.00 0.35 9.59 %
UNITYBNK N 0.43 N 0.47 0.04 9.30 %
LIVESTOCK N 1.15 N 1.25 0.10 8.70 %

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
BUACEMENT N 69.30 N 62.40 -6.90 -9.96 %
MCNICHOLS N 0.91 N 0.82 -0.09 -9.89 %
NEIMETH N 1.55 N 1.40 -0.15 -9.68 %
INTBREW N 5.35 N 5.00 -0.35 -6.54 %
MAYBAKER N 3.58 N 3.35 -0.23 -6.42 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
GTCO 21371040.00 426794706.30
ZENITHBANK 20445680.00 429282785.05
ACCESSCORP 16784565.00 149668133.60
FBNH 14313464.00 153132806.80
UBA 14263232.00 100531057.85

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We Remain Committed To Enhancing Investor Protection – IPF

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Investors’ Protection Fund (IPF) have assured investors that it remains committed to enhancing investors’ protection in the Nigerian capital market (NCM).

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The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Investors’ Protection Fund (IPF) have assured investors that it remains committed to enhancing investors’ protection in the Nigerian capital market (NCM).

In a statement sent to the investing community, the IPF noted that it has approved an increase in the maximum compensation sum to investors who have suffered pecuniary losses from N400,000 to N500,000.

The statement said, “IPF at its meeting of 18 November 2021 approved an increase in the maximum compensation sum to investors who have suffered pecuniary losses from Four Hundred Thousand Naira (?400,000.00) to Five hundred Thousand Naira (?500,000.00) only.

The BoT reached this decision after due consultation, assessment of the limited resources of the IPF and the volume of claims pending against the IPF as well as the prevailing circumstances in the capital market in determining the increase in the maximum amount of compensation payable”.

According to the IPF, this is in accordance with Rule 26.16 (a) & (c): Amount of Compensation, Rulebook of The Exchange, 2015 (Investors’ Protection Fund Rules) as amended which provides thus: “The maximum compensation payable to an investor who has suffered a loss shall be an amount that is determined by the Board from a written policy from time to time; and where the loss is less than the maximum amount fixed by the Board at any given time, the investor may be paid the full amount of the loss, less any amount or value of all monies or other benefits received or receivable by him from a source other than the Fund in reduction of the loss.

Notwithstanding the above, the amount of compensation may be reviewed by the Board on a biennial basis or as otherwise agreed by the Board as the need arises from time to time. In determining the maximum amount of compensation payable, the Board shall take into account circumstances prevailing in the capital market”.

It thereafter noted that the increase which took effect from 18 November 2021 does not apply to claims made to the IPF before the approval of the increase while adding that it remains committed to enhancing investor protection.

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NGX Lifts Suspension on C & I Leasing Shares

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has lifted the trading suspension placed on trading the shares of C & I Leasing Plc for failing to file its financial results for 2021, Q1 2022 and Q2 2022 as when due.

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has lifted the trading suspension placed on trading the shares of C & I Leasing Plc for failing to file its financial results for 2021, Q1 2022 and Q2 2022 as when due.

In its latest notice, the NGX said C & I Leasing Plc, one (1) of the nine (9) listed companies that were suspended on 1 July 2022, has now filed its Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2021, and Unaudited Financial Statements for the quarter ended 31 March 2022.

Therefore, it said in view of the company’s submission of these financial statements, and pursuant to Rule 3.3 of the Default Filing Rules, which states that; “The suspension of trading in the issuer’s securities shall be lifted upon submission of the relevant accounts provided The Exchange is satisfied that the accounts comply with all applicable rules of The Exchange.

“The Exchange shall thereafter also announce through the medium by which the public and the SEC was initially notified of the suspension, that the suspension has been lifted”, Trading License Holders and the Investing Public are hereby notified that the suspension placed on trading on the shares of C & I Leasing Plc was lifted on, 29 July 2022.

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