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Stock Investors Gain N15 Billion as Stock Market Rebounds

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Stock Investors Gain N15 Billion on Monday as Market Rebounds

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) rebounded on Monday following almost a week of bearish runs.

The bourse market capitalisation of listed equities expanded by N15 billion to N12.952 trillion on Monday while the NSE All-Share Index gained 0.12 percent from 24,829.02 basis points recorded on Friday to 24,858.89 bps on Monday.

A total of 18 stocks closed in the green while 29 emerged losers as overall sentiment remained weak amid rising economic uncertainties.

Stock investors traded a total of 158.72 million shares in 3,940 transactions during the trading hours.

Accordingly, the premium subsector led in terms of volume traded with 46.72 million shares exchanged in 1,299 deals. This was due to the improved activities in the shares of FBN Holdings Plc and Zenith Bank Plc.

Top gainers were Okumo Oil Palm Plc and Regency Alliance Insurance Plc with 10 percent gain each to settle at N1.76, N70.40 and 22 kobo per share, respectively.

Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc and Wapic Insurance Plc followed with a gain of 9.49 percent and 9.38 percent to close at N1.50 per share and 35 kobo per share, respectively.

On the flip side, Unilever Nigeria Plc top losers’ chart with a decline of 10 percent to settle at N15.30 per share.

Stocks of Ardova Plc, formerly Forte Oil Plc and Chellarams Plc dipped by 9.96 percent and 9.97 percent to close at N11.75 per share and N2.51 per share, respectively.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Stock Market Gains as Dangote Cement, Mobil, Others Closed in the Green

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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.

Top Trades by Volume

Symbols Volume Value
STERLNBANK 71,887,769 N83,405,971.86
GUARANTY 51,731,768 N1,345,500,739.80
ZENITHBANK 44,543,315 N759,119,098.15
FIDELITYBK 37,046,328 N67,021,470.60
FLOURMILL 29,414,759 N588,344,013.10

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NB N43.5 N47.85 4.35 10.00%
MOBIL N193.1 N195.1 2 1.04%
DANGCEM N134.7 N135.9 1.2 0.89%
WAPCO N13.2 N14.1 0.9 6.82%
GUARANTY N25.5 N26 0.5 1.96%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ARDOVA N11.4 N10.3 -1.1 -9.65%
UNILEVER N14.4 N13.6 -0.8 -5.56%
REDSTAREX N3.25 N3 -0.25 -7.69%
CAP N17.1 N17 -0.1 -0.58%
DAARCOMM N0.33 N0.3 -0.03 -9.09%

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Insider Dealings: Tony Elumelu and Family Move to Completely Takeover UBA

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Tony Elumelu, Relatives Increase Stake in UBA

In eight different filings with the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the Board Chairman, UBA, Tony Elumelu and relatives increased stake in United Bank for Africa (UBA) in a move that suggested confidence in the lender’s future and an opportunity to increase Elumelu family’s stake in one of Africa’s largest banks.

In one of the filings, Awele Elumelu, one of the relatives purchased 156,097 shares at N5.9999 per share on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 in Lagos.

This was followed by Nneka Elumelu and Ogechukwu Elumelu, relatives of the Chairman that acquires 106,464 shares and 127,673 shares at N6.0 per share per unit on the same day in Lagos.

Ogechukwu Elumelu added 127,219 shares and another 106,428 shares at N6.0 per share to take her total purchases to 361,323 shares.

Onyinye Elumelu bought 107,250 shares at N6.0 per share while Toby Onyemaechi Elumelu purchased UBA shares in two transactions, 7,460 shares and 7,452 shares at N6.0 per share.

Tony O. Elumelu, CON, the Board Chairman of UBA, purchased 4,817,855 shares at N5.9999 per share.

Likely scenario for an all out purchases, the family may want to capitalise on the low stock price given the current weak stock market outlook or there is an underground deal or detail they are privy to as witnessed during access bank Zambian acquisition a few months back.

The move may also be a gift to relatives from one of Africa’s richest men.

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Stock Market Transactions Dip by 8.5% in August as Foreign Investors Take Back Seat

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Foreign Investors Pullback as Transactions’ Value Dip by 8.5% in August

The total value of transactions carried out on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in the month of August stood at N94.5 billion or US$244.27 million, representing a decline of 8.49 percent from N103.21 billion or $265.55 million posted in July.

In the NSE’s Domestic and Foreign Portfolio Investment report released for the month of August, total transactions decreased by 22.58 percent when compared to N121.99 billion achieved in August 2019.

The report noted that the total transactions executed by domestic investors decreased by 19.16 percent from N68.62 billion in July to N55.47 billion in the month of August 2020.

However, foreign transactions rose by 12.69 percent to N38.98 billion, up from N34.59 billion posted in July.

A further breakdown of the report showed the total value of transactions executed by local investors outperformed transactions carried out by their foreign counterparts by 18 percent.

Accordingly, domestic investors’ participation stood 59 percent while foreign investors account for 41 percent of all the transactions performed during the month.

Also, the total capital inflow from domestic investors stood at N29.49 billion in the month under review while foreign investors injected N17.66 billion into the bourse.

Domestic investors withdrew N25.98 billion in August, more than the N21.32 billion withdrew by foreign investors.

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