Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, has acquired an additional 45 million shares of BUA Cement estimated at N3.8 billion.
This new acquisition was disclosed in a report Investors King obtained from the Nigerian Exchange Limited.
The recent purchase increased Rabiu’s direct shareholding from 19,044,995,225 units at the end of 2022 to an impressive 19,089,995,225 units.
It’s essential to note that Rabiu’s stake in BUA Cement goes beyond direct shares as he also owns 39% through BUA Industries Limited. This brings his total ownership to 96.12% at an estimated market value of N3.22 trillion.
On June 26, 2023, the Group Chairman purchase the 45 units of shares at N85 a unit in line with the company’s buyback previously announced.
BUA Cement reported a pre-tax profit of N35.45 billion in the first quarter of the year, a 16.79% decline from the N42 billion earned in the corresponding period in 2022.
However, revenue from cement products witnessed a slight increase of 9.6% to N106.35 billion, up from N97 billion achieved in the same period last year.
Rabiu, currently ranked as the 5th richest person in Africa and 350th in the world, has undoubtedly cemented his position as a prominent business leader.
With his recent share acquisition in BUA Cement, Rabiu demonstrates unwavering confidence in the company’s future growth and reaffirms his significance in Nigeria’s cement manufacturing industry.
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The bullish momentum in the Nigerian Exchange Limited continued on Tuesday as investors pocketed N264 billion in profit following Monday’s gains of N263 billion.
Both the market capitalization and the All-Share Index, which gauge the movement of share prices for all listed companies surged by 0.71 percent to N37.413 trillion and 68,359.22 points, respectively.
This optimistic trading trend emerges as investors increasingly show confidence in the local market and the broader economy, fueled in part by the news of Dr. Yemi Cardoso’s nomination as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
As Tuesday’s session drew to a close, the volume of shares traded experienced a significant uptick of 31.33 percent to 676.74 million. However, the number of deals declined by 8.35 percent to 7,659 while the total trade value decreased by 33.97 percent to N5.89 billion.
Market sentiments also leaned towards the bullish side, with 36 gainers outpacing the 27 losers.
Among the top-performing stocks that caught the attention of investors were:
- Berger Paints Plc, which surged by 9.95 percent to conclude the trading day at N11.60.
- Oando Plc, which recently released its audited results for 2021, saw a 9.92 percent increase, closing at N13.30.
- BUA Foods, which gained 6.32 percent to close at N196.70.
- PZ’s shares appreciated by 1.45 percent per unit, ending at N20.
- GTCO Plc stock increased in value by 0.43 percent, closing at N35.40.
On the flip side, the top losers included:
- SCOA Plc, witnessing a 10 percent depreciation in its shares, closing at N1.24.
- Unilever’s shares recorded an 8.28 percent drop, concluding at N13.30.
- United Bank for Africa Plc, which lost 1.96 percent in share value, closing at N17.50.
- FBN Holdings Plc, suffering a 1.69 percent decline, closing at N17.40.
- Accesscorp’s shares depreciated by 0.29 percent, closing trading at N17.40.
The Nigerian Exchange continues to display its resilience and attractiveness to investors, making it an exciting space to watch for potential opportunities and market trends.
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