MTN, Zenith, First Bank Drag Investors into the Red Zone
MTN Nigeria led losers on Thursday as market rout continues across the Nigerian Stock Market.
The market capitalisation of listed equities depreciated further by N1 billion from N12.86 trillion on Wednesday to N12.85 trillion on Thursday.
While the NSE All-Share Index dipped by 0.12 percent from 24,655.05 basis points on Wednesday to 24,625.24 on Thursday.
Investors traded 130.279 million shares valued at N1.624 billion in 3,413 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday. This was lower than the 189.253 million shares worth N1.917 billion that exchanged hands in 3,364 deals on Wednesday.
In terms of volume traded, Zenith Bank led with 18.953 million shares worth N308.379 million. Transcorp followed with 16.064 million shares worth N11.267 million.
First Bank of Nigeria Holding Plc recorded 9.932 million traded shares valued at N52.511 million on Thursday. Mbenefit and Guinness added 6.944 million shares and 6.427 million shares worth N1.506 million and N96.647 million, respectively.
Neimeth emerged top gainer with 9.65 percent profit to close at N1.25 per share. Wema Bank followed with a 9.09 percent gain to settle at 60 kobo.
Maybaker, ETI and FCMB added 3.09 percent, 2.13 percent and 1.67 percent to close at N3, N4.8 and N1.88 per share, respectively.
On the flip side, LinkAssure led losers in terms of percentage. Declined by 9.43 percent to settle 48 kobo a share. Livestock followed with 2.86 decline to close at 68 kobo per share.
Zenith Bank, First Bank and MTN Nigeria added 1.52 percent, 0.94 percent and 0.42 percent to close at N16.15 per share, N5.25 per share and N117.5 per share, respectively.
Stock Investors Gain N174 Billion on Friday Following Rate Cut
Stock Market Sustained Bullish Trend as Investors Jumped on Undervalued Stocks to Take Advantage of Rate Cut
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) sustained bullish trend on Friday following the Central Bank of Nigeria led-monetary committee decision to lower the interest rate by 100 basis points to 11.5 percent.
The bourse closed in the green to extend Thursday’s gain by 1.28 percent.
The market capitalisation of listed equities rose by N174 billion from N13.581 trillion recorded on Thursday to N13.755 trillion on Friday.
While the NSE All-Share Index gained 1.28 percent from 25,987.13 basis points it closed on Thursday to 26,319.34 basis points on Friday.
Investors traded 335.749 million shares worth N4.277 billion in 4.231 transactions on Friday, up from 359.307 million shares worth N3.873 billion traded in 3,576 transactions on Thursday.
The bourse rose following the reduction in the monetary policy rate to stimulate growth from within. The stocks of businesses responded positively as investors expected cheap loans to bolster activities of businesses and enhance productivity in the near-term.
This, coupled with the substantial dropped in prices of stocks due to COVID-19 and general weak macro fundamental increased the attractiveness of Nigerian stocks to local investors as seen in the past few days with executives from Banks and other listed companies buying stocks to take advantage of the expected increase in value when the result of rate cut start crystalising.
Sterling Bank led the most traded stocks on Friday with 79.578 million valued at N92.314 million. Followed by Zenith Bank with 50.748 million shares worth N878.624 million. See the details below.
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Insider Dealings: Fidelity, UBA and Cutix Executives Stock Transactions
Insider Trades of Executives of Fidelity, UBA and Cutix
As always, Investors King Ltd documents all insider trades within the Nigerian Stock Exchange to allow stock investors and the public have an insight into what is going on in each of the listed companies.
In filings to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Fidelity Bank Plc said Mr. Gbolahan Joshua, an Executive Director of the bank, purchased 2,323,529 shares at 1.80 per unit share on September 23, 2020.
Similarly, the lender said another Executive Director, Mr. Obaro Odeghe, acquired 2,000,000 shares in two transactions. The bank said Odeghe purchased 1,978,500 shares at N1.79 per share and another 21,500 shares at N1.80 per share on September 23, 2020 in Lagos.
Also, Cutix Plc announced that Dr. Gilbert Obiajulu Uzodike added to his stake in the company, the substantial shareholder bought additional 300,000 shares at N1.70 per share on September 18, 2020.
He acquired another 45,321 shares at N1.70 per share on September 21, 2020.
Meanwhile, Tony Elumelu, the Board Chairman of UBA, added 116 shares at N6.0 per share to its holding in UBA, according to the latest filing released on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
The entrepreneur cum philanthropist and his family have been on buying spray this week. As reported by Investors King on Thursday, the acquired around 5 million shares of UBA earlier in the week to up their stake in the bank.
Stock Market Gains as Dangote Cement, Mobil, Others Closed in the Green
Dangote Cement, Mobil, Others Boost Nigerian Stock Exchange
The Nigerian Stock Exchange closed in the green on Thursday as the stocks of mobil, dangote cement and others closed higher.
Investors traded 359.307 million shares valued at N3.873 billion in 3,576 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday.
The market capitalisation of listed equities grew to N13.581 trillion while the NSE All-Share Index gained 0.79 percent to close at 25,987.14 basis points. See the details below.
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