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MTN Nigeria Surpasses Airtel, Becomes Most Capitalized Stock on NGX

MTN Nigeria Plc topples Airtel Africa, and Dangote Group to emerge as the most valuable listed company in Nigeria

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MTN Nigeria Plc has surpassed its counterpart, Airtel Africa as it becomes the most capitalized stock on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

The Telecom giant took the leading spot with a N63 billion margin to close at N5.32 trillion market capitalisation, while Airtel Africa’s market valuation stood at N5.2 trillion.

Prior to this, Airtel was at the top spot in the 1st quarter of the year, with a market value of N4.34 trillion, surpassing MTN Nigeria and Dangote Group.

It was the blooming season for Airtel Africa – the business began trading on the NGX with a market capitalization of N3.94 trillion, increasing by N394.605 billion to close at N4.34 trillion, reordering 10%.

In addition, Airtel’s stock rose to N1155.50 per share, up from N1050.50. Its stock price increased by N105 or 10%.

Recall that Investors King reported the leading companies’ statistics for the year,  giving further insight with the formula table of activities and profits!

MTN Nigeria Plc ended the week on a high note, with its share price rising 15% from N227.50 to N261.60 per share, up from N227.50 the week before. During the week, this raised the company’s market cap by N694 billion.

Investors’ optimistic feelings generated buy-interests in the company’s shares, resulting in a market capitalization increase of N694 billion at the closing of trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The NGX Premium Board Index, which the company’s shares trade under, rose 3.83 percent this week from 5,097.38 points to 5,292.40 points, owing to the increase in the company’s market capitalization.

MTN N had reported a profit of N97 billion in the first quarter of 2022. This represents a massive 31.28 percent growth over the N74 million in the same period of 2021.

Furthermore, MTN declared a N8.57 kobo reward for FY 2021, which was paid on April 28, 2022, while profitability for the first quarter of 2022 was N4.76, up 31.49 percent from N3.62 in the first period of 2021.

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NGX All-Share Index Appreciates by 0.24%

The Nigerian equities market rebounded last week after weeks of a bearish trend to post a 0.24% gain.

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The Nigerian equities market rebounded last week after weeks of a bearish trend to post a 0.24% gain.

Investors transacted 1.348 billion shares worth N24.487 billion in 22,155 deals during the week, against a total of 1.121 billion shares valued at N13.703 billion that exchanged hands in 22,350 transactions in the previous week.

The Financial Services Industry led the activity chart with 1.009 billion shares valued at N6.796 billion traded in 11,352 deals. Therefore, contributing 74.87% and 27.75% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The Conglomerates Industry followed with 79,616 million shares worth N144.549 million in 689 deals. The third place was the oil and gas industry, with a turnover of 72.996 million shares worth N1.862
billion in 1,799 deals.

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc, Living Trust Mortgage Bank Plc and Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc were the three most traded equities during the week. The three accounted for a combined 484.839 million shares worth N2.414 billion that were transacted in 2,410 deals and contributed 35.97% and 9.86% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) All-Share Index appreciated by 0.24% or 124.06 index points from 51,705.61 index points in the previous week to 51,829.67 index points last week.

The market value of listed equities grew to N27.942 trillion last week from N27.875 trillion recorded in the previous, representing an increase of N67 billion.

Similarly, all other indices finished higher with the exception of the NGX Afr bank value, NGX AFR Div Yield, NGX MERI Value , NGX Consumer Goods, NGX Oil/Gas and NGX Industrial Goods Indices which depreciated at 0.43%, 0.36%, 0.38%, 0.40%, 0.25% and 0.13% while, the NGX Sovereign Bond Index closed flat.

Thirty-four equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than Sixteen equities in the previous week. Twenty-nine equities depreciated in price lower than Fifty-six equities in the previous week, while ninety-three equities remained unchanged higher than eighty-four equities recorded in the previous week.

The year to date increased to 21.33%. See other details below.

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Nigerian Stock Market Closed Flat

Activity level was mixed as investors exchanged 416,469,572 shares worth N3.459 billion in 4,466 deals, against 314,611,778 shares worth N12.846 billion that exchanged hands in 4,708 transactions during the trading hours of Tuesday.

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Equities market in Africa’s largest economy Nigeria closed flat on Wednesday following a negative close on Tuesday.

Activity level was mixed as investors exchanged 416,469,572 shares worth N3.459 billion in 4,466 deals, against 314,611,778 shares worth N12.846 billion that exchanged hands in 4,708 transactions during the trading hours of Tuesday.

Mbenefit was the most traded stock with investors trading 212,508,835 shares worth N53,124,799.68. GTCO followed with 42,151,855 shares valued at N867,539,818.50.

Breaking down each of the sectors, the banking index depreciated by 7 basis points (bps) on the decline in the value of Ecobank, Jaiz Bank and UBA. Fidelity Bank and Zenith Bank closed in the green.

The industrial index closed flat as Wapco and Cutix recorded 0.19% and -3.18%, respectively.

However, the consumer goods index appreciated by 9bps on a 1.88% increase in the value of Dangote Sugar, even though PZ shed 3.18%. Similarly, the oil and gas index gained 7bps on a 4.41% increase Eterna.

The market capitalisation of all listed equities depreciated by N1 billion from N27.928 trillion to N27.927 trillion on Wednesday. The NGX All-Share Index closed at 51,802.48 index points, similar to 51,803.98 index points recorded on Tuesday.

A total of 17 stocks appreciated during the trading hours of Wednesday, against 14 stocks that lost points. The Exchange year to date stood at 21.27%. See other details below.

Top Gainers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
IKEJAHOTEL N 1.10 N 1.21 0.11 10.00 %
ROYALEX N 0.96 N 1.03 0.07 7.29 %
NPFMCRFBK N 1.65 N 1.77 0.12 7.27 %
FIDELITYBK N 3.28 N 3.44 0.16 4.88 %
GLAXOSMITH N 6.20 N 6.50 0.30 4.84 %

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
UPL N 2.60 N 2.35 -0.25 -9.62 %
CHAMS N 0.25 N 0.23 -0.02 -8.00 %
LINKASSURE N 0.58 N 0.54 -0.04 -6.90 %
CUTIX N 2.40 N 2.25 -0.15 -6.25 %
FTNCOCOA N 0.35 N 0.33 -0.02 -5.71 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
MBENEFIT 212508835.00 53124799.68
GTCO 42151855.00 867539818.50
UBA 23985500.00 179036889.25
FBNH 23159326.00 262177888.90
ACCESSCORP 22524556.00 208537931.65

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Equities Market Closed in the Red on Tuesday

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) closed in the red on Tuesday despite the surge in the value traded to N12.846 billion.

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) closed in the red on Tuesday despite the surge in the value traded to N12.846 billion.

Investors exchanged 314,611,778 shares worth N12.846 billion in 4,708 transactions during the trading hours of Tuesday. Livingtrust Mortgage Bank Plc was the most traded equity as investors transacted 100,000,000 units valued at N120,000,000 in a suspected insider dealing.

MTN Nigeria came second with 42,902,336 worth N986,812,1351.80. FBN Holdings remain one of the most attractive equities in the last two weeks, maintaining its spot among the top five. Investors dumped N219,076,700.75 on 19834499 shares.

Breaking down each of the sectors, the banking sector declined by 2 basis points (bps) on a broad-based decline in the values of Fidelity Bank, Jaiz Bank, Sterling Bank and Zenith Bank. Ecobank, UBA and Union Bank of Nigeria closed slightly above the water.

The oil and gas sector also dipped by 47bps on a 3.29% decline in the value of Oando shares. The decline did not stop there as the industrial sector shed 3bps on a 0.37% depreciation in WAPCO.

Market value of listed equities depreciated to N 27.928 trillion while the NGX All-Share Index fell to 51,803.98 index points. As expected, 19 stocks closed in the red compared to 10 stocks that closed in the green.

The Exchange year to date moderated to 21.27%. See other details below.

Top Gainers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
SOVRENINS N 0.25 N 0.27 0.02 8.00 %
CHAMS N 0.24 N 0.25 0.01 4.17 %
REGALINS N 0.26 N 0.27 0.01 3.85 %
ETI N 10.65 N 11.00 0.35 3.29 %
OKOMUOIL N 210.00 N 216.90 6.90 3.29 %

Top Losers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
UPL N 2.88 N 2.60 -0.28 -9.72 %
NGXGROUP N 24.60 N 22.95 -1.65 -6.71 %
CAVERTON N 1.05 N 1.00 -0.05 -4.76 %
LIVESTOCK N 1.40 N 1.35 -0.05 -3.57 %
FIDELITYBK N 3.40 N 3.28 -0.12 -3.53 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
LIVINGTRUST 100000000.00 120000000.00
MTNN 42902336.00 9868121351.80
FBNH 19834499.00 219076700.75
UBA 16120276.00 119985948.35
ZENITHBANK 16088472.00 348845758.55

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