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Ellah Lakes, Presco, FBN Holdings, Others Top Gainers as Investors Rake in N154 Billion

Stocks of Ellah Lakes, Presco, FBN Holdings and others led gainers to sustain the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) on Wednesday following a positive close on Tuesday.

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Stocks of Ellah Lakes, Presco, FBN Holdings and others led gainers to sustain the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) on Wednesday following a positive close on Tuesday.

Activity level surged at the Exchange as investors exchanged 229,366,382 shares worth N3.197 billion in 4.536 transactions during the trading hours of Wednesday, against 166,969,136 shares valued at N2.739 billion that exchanged hands in 4,398 transactions on Tuesday.

Oando led the most traded equities with 34,464,387 shares worth N184,977,481.78, while FCMB was the second most traded stock with 26,198,800 shares valued at N91,683,258.03.

Breaking down each sector, the NGX banking index declined by 5.94% on a negative close in the value of Fidelity Bank, Sterling Bank and Zenith Bank stocks. The decline was despite Unity Bank and Jaiz Bank posting 4.26% and 4.21% gains, respectively.

Also, the oil and gas index shed 19 basis points on a 1.38% decline in the worth of a unit Oando share.

Similarly, the industrial index dipped by 28 basis points as BUA Cement lost 3.16% on Wednesday even though Wapco and Dangote Cement returned 1.89% and 1.85% respectively.

However, the consumer goods index was the only gainer, appreciating by 14 basis points.

The NGX All-Share Index appreciated by 0.56% to 51,377.21 index points, up from 51,091.75 index points recorded on Tuesday. Again, the market value of listed equities appreciated by N154 billion from N27.544 trillion achieved on Tuesday to N27.697 billion.

On Wednesday, a total of 18 stocks closed in the green, against 16 stocks that closed in the red. While the Exchange year-to-date return improved to 20.28% from 19.61%. See other details of top gainers and losers below.

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ELLAHLAKES N 4.00 N 4.40 0.40 10.00 %
PRESCO N 166.80 N 183.00 16.20 9.71 %
FBNH N 8.40 N 9.20 0.80 9.52 %
LIVESTOCK N 1.32 N 1.44 0.12 9.09 %
COURTVILLE N 0.46 N 0.50 0.04 8.70 %

Top Losers 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NNFM N 10.60 N 9.55 -1.05 -9.91 %
JOHNHOLT N 0.71 N 0.64 -0.07 -9.86 %
CWG N 0.88 N 0.80 -0.08 -9.09 %
CHIPLC N 0.68 N 0.62 -0.06 -8.82 %
GLAXOSMITH N 6.40 N 6.00 -0.40 -6.25 %

Top Traders

Symbols Volume Value
OANDO 34464387.00 184977481.78
FCMB 26198800.00 91683258.03
UBA 26018206.00 194046164.10
ACCESSCORP 22772131.00 216285537.40
GTCO 15828085.00 332394763.50

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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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Nigerian Stock Market Extends Decline Last Week

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) extended its declines for a second consecutive week as market uncertainties amid projected global recession continue to dictate stocks’ direction.

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) extended its declines for a second consecutive week as market uncertainties amid projected global recession continue to dictate stocks’ direction.

Last week investors transacted 1.121 billion shares worth N13.703 billion in 22,350 deals, in contrast to a total of 940.892 million shares valued at N11.494 billion that exchanged hands in 20,077 deals in the previous week.

Breaking down the sectors, the Financial Services Industry led the activity chart with 806.824 Million shares valued at N6.075 billion that exchanged hands in 11,071 deals. Therefore, contributing 71.99% and 44.33% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The Oil and Gas Industry followed with 95.031 million shares worth N1.449 billion in 1,849 deals. In third place was the Conglomerates Goods Industry, with a turnover of 66.716 million shares worth N169.517 million in 733 deals.

FCMB Group Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc and Oando Plc were the three most traded equities during the week. The three accounted for a combined 407.770 million shares worth N2.009 billion in 2,181 deals. Therefore, contributing 36.39% and 14.66% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.

The NGX All-Share Index declined by 0.14% or 72.47 index points from 51,778.08 index points recorded in the previous week to 51,705.61 index points last week. The market value of listed equities depreciated by N39 billion to N27.875 trillion, down from N27.914 trillion. In the last two weeks, the Exchange has lost a combined N806 billion.

Similarly, all other indices finished lower with the exception of the NGX CG , NGX Premium NGX Banking, NGX Pension, NGX Afr bank value, NGX Oil/Gas and NGX Lotus indices which appreciated at 0.86%, 1.50%, 0.33%, 0.40%, 0.16%, 0.32% and 0.55% while, the NGX Asem and NGX Growth indices closed flat.

Sixteen equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than Thirteen equities in the previous week. Fifty-six equities depreciated in price higher than Fiftyone equities in the previous week, while eighty-four equities remained unchanged lower than ninety-two equities recorded in the previous week.

The Exchange year-to-date return moderated to 21.04%. See the week’s top gainers and losers below.

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