Insider Dealings: Sterling Bank Directors Buy 18,896,605 Shares
Sterling Bank Plc on Tuesday announced that its four executive directors purchased total shares of 18,896,605 between July 13 and 16, 2020.
In the statement signed by Temitayo Adegoke, Company Secretary, Sterling Bank and released on the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s website, the bank said Mr. Yemi Odubiyi, an Executive Director of the company, bought 7,128,882 shares of Sterling Bank at N1.24 a unit through the Nigerian Stock Exchange platform-X-STREAM on July 15, 2020.
Accordingly, the lender said Mr. Raheem Owodeyi, another Executive Director, Sterling Bank, purchased 2,121,258 shares of the company at N1.24 per unit through the same X-STREAM platform on July 16, 2020.
Also, the bank said Mr. Emmanuel Emefienim, an Executive Director of the bank, bought Sterling Bank’s shares of 8,368,688 units and N1.25 per share via NSE X-STREAM platform on July 14, 2020.
Similarly, Mr. Tunde Adeola, Executive Director, Sterling Bank, purchased 1,277,777 shares at N1.25 per unit on July 13, 2020 through the Nigerian Stock Exchange platform- X-STREAM.
United Capital Lists N10Billion Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate Series I Bonds
United Capital N10Billion Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate Series I Bonds
United Capital Plc on Tuesday announced it has listed N10Billion 5 Year 12.5 per cent Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate Series I Bonds Due 2025 Under the N30,000,000,000 Debt Issuance Programme.
In a statement released through the Nigerian Stock Exchange, the company said “United Capital Plc – Listing of United Capital Plc’s N10Billion 5 Year 12.5% Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate Series I Bonds Due 2025 Under the N30,000,000,000 Debt Issuance Programme.”
“Dealing Members are hereby notified that United Capital Plc’s N10Billion 5 Year 12.5% Senior Unsecured Fixed Rate Series I Bonds Due 2025 under the N30,000,000,000 Debt Issuance Programme were today Tuesday, 22 September 2020 listed on Daily Official List of The Nigerian Stock Exchange.”
Nestlé S.A. Up Stake in Nestle Nigeria Plc to 66.3%
Nestlé S.A. Switzerland Increased Stake in Nestle Nigeria Plc to 66.3%
Despite growing economic uncertainties amid a decline in economic productivity, Nestlé S.A, Switzerland, the parent company of Nestlé Nigeria Plc, has continued to up its ownership percentage in Nestle Nigeria.
Nestlé S.A, Switzerland now owned 66.3 percent of the Nigerian subsidiary.
This was after the company purchased additional shares of 229,697 units in Nestle Nigeria to bring the company’s total purchase from August 20 to date to 977,744 units.
Nestlé S.A has now spent a total sum of N1.17 billion to buy shares in three transactions in its Nigerian subsidiary in 22 days.
A break down of the transactions revealed that the purchase consideration for the 229,697 additional units of Nestlé Nigeria shares at an average price of N1,249.65 per unit is put at N287 million.
Experts said Nigerian shareholders were willing to sell because of the ongoing economic hardships being witnessed in the country.
The National Coordinator, PSAN, Boniface Okezie, said, “It is expected for the foreigners to take the holdings since Nigerian shareholders are offering to sell and no domestic investor has the ability to purchase.
“I don’t see it as a mission to take over the company; I believe it is a morale booster to the Nigerian company. The regulators are watching and they will react if they are crossing the threshold.”
Nigerian Stock Exchange to Benefit From Low Valuations – Experts
Stock Market to Benefit From Low Valuations – Experts
Investment experts have said the Nigerian Stock Exchange would benefit from low stock valuations despite the present mixed performance following sell pressure in banking stocks.
The experts hinged their analysis on the usual investors’ search for undervalued yields with strong fundamentals.
The NSE market capitalisation expanded by N14 billion last week but the All Share Index declined by 0.08 percent 25,572.57 basis points, highlighting the mixed performance of the Exchange amid growing economic uncertainties.
The analysts at Cordros Capital, in the review of the week performance, said the bourse could see a positive performance in the long run over compelling valuations while advising investors to exercise cautions when buying given current uncertainties.
They stated: “In the absence of a positive catalyst, and given the still uninspiring macro story, we guide investors to trade cautiously in the short term.
“However, we expect the market might benefit over the longer term on compelling valuations and as investors seek alpha-yielding opportunities in the face of negative real returns in the fixed income market.”
Experts at Afrinvest Securities, another Lagos-based investment banking company, said the new week would see investors taking profit, a situation they said could weigh on the Exchange and plunge stock value.
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