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Unity Bank, Julius Berger, Vitafoam, Others Boost Nigerian Stock Market Last Week

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed in the green for the first time in weeks as the economic activities continue to expand.

Investors traded a total of 1.350 billion shares valued at N14.433 billion in 16,723 transactions during the week, up from the 1.016 billion shares worth N7.436 billion exchanged in 18,092 deals in the previous week.

The sectoral analysis showed that the financial services sector led by volume with 847.677 million shares valued at N5.649 billion and traded in 9,068 transactions during the week. Therefore, the sector contributed 62.77 percent and 39.14 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value traded respectively.

The conglomerates’ sector came second with 176.425 million shares worth N821.337 million in 400 deals. While the consumer goods industry came third with 158.022 million shares valued at N3.768 billion and traded in 2,563 transactions.

In terms of the top three most traded stocks, FBN Holdings Plc, UACN Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc during the week, accounting for a combined 434.502 million shares valued at N2.408 billion in 2,270 transactions.

The NSE All-Share Index appreciated by 0.58 percent or 140.07 basis points from 24,287.66 bps it closed in the previous week to 24,427.73 bps last week. While the market capitalisation of listed equities also expanded by 0.58 percent or N73 billion to N12.743 trillion, up from N12.670 trillion in the previous week.

The year-to-date decline moderated to 8.99 percent while the Exchange has lost 0.21 percent in the month of July and the same percent in the third quarter.

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Flour Mill, Conoil, Guinness, Others Gain as Nigerian Stock Exchange Hit N15.147 Trillion

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Nigerian Stock Exchange Hit N15.147 Trillion Market Value as Flour Mill, Conoil, Guinness Led Gainers

Buying pressure continues to fuel stock appreciation in the Nigerian Stock Exchange despite the economic uncertainties expected to hurt the Exchange outlook and drag on the nation’s productivity.

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation gained N106 billion to close at N15.148 trillion on Tuesday, up from N15.042 trillion it settled on Monday.

While the NSE All-Share Index expanded by 0.70 percent to finish the day at 28,980.29.

Investors traded a total share of 385.599 million worth N2.914 billion in 5,283 transactions during the trading hours Tuesday.

First Bank led the most traded stocks with 81.781 million shares valued at N505.527 million. This was followed by Access Bank’s 50.721 million shares estimated at N391.235 million.

Fidelity, ETI and UBA came third, fourth and fifth with 35.187 million shares, 24.146 million shares and 20.490 million shares valued at N75.105 million, N121.172 million and N147.116 million, respectively.

Flour Mill led the top gainers’ chart after reporting an impressive 68 percent profit after tax in the first half of 2020/21.

The leading integrated food business and agro-allied Group gained N2.3 or 9.50 percent to settle at N26.5 per unit. Conoil trailed with N1.55 or 9.81 percent to N17.35 a share.

Guinness, Cadbury and GTBank appreciated by 90 kobo or 5.63 percent, 70 kobo or 9.21 percent and 60 kobo or 1.96 percent to close the day at N16.9, N8.3 and N31.25, respectively. See the details below.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
FBNH 81,781,071 N505,527,223.65
ACCESS 50,720,636 N391,235,494.10
FIDELITYBK 35,187,090 N75,105,164.78
ETI 24,145,806 N121,171,775.05
UBA 20,490,505 N147,116,439.70

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
FLOURMILL N24.2 N26.5 2.3 9.50%
CONOIL N15.8 N17.35 1.55 9.81%
GUINNESS N16 N16.9 0.9 5.63%
CADBURY N7.6 N8.3 0.7 9.21%
GUARANTY N30.65 N31.25 0.6 1.96%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NEM N2.06 N2.03 -0.03 -1.46%
WEMABANK N0.58 N0.57 -0.01 -1.72%
DEAPCAP N0.27 N0.27 0 0.00%
UNIONDICON N10.95 N10.95 0 0.00%
MOBIL N178.3 N178.3 0 0.00%

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Nigerian Stock Exchange Opens the Week Positive as Investors Gain N42 Billion

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Stock Investors Gained N42 Billion as Market Capitalisation Rose Above N15 Trillion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange opened the week strong as investors on the bourse gained N42 billion on Monday despite the curfews and looting that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

Investors traded a total of 340.8 million shares valued at N5.6 billion in 4,235 transactions on Monday, against the 238 million shares worth N4.4 billion that exchanged hands in 2,942 transactions on Friday.

The strong buying pressure bolstered the Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalisation by N42 billion from N15.000 trillion it closed on Friday to settle at N15.042 trillion on Monday.

GTbank led in terms of the most traded stocks by volume with 56.8 million shares valued at N1.7 billion. Zenith Bank came second with 47.8 million shares worth N1 billion.

Wapic Insurance, FBN Holdings and UBA recorded 40.1 million shares, 26.1 million shares and 21.8 million shares valued at N14.8 million, N160.1 million and N155.4 million, respectively.

On highest gainers, Flour Mills led with a profit of N1.20 to close at N24.20 per share. This was followed by Dangote Cement, which appreciated by N1 to close the day at N152 per share.

Custodian Investment came third with a gain of 50 kobo to end the day at N5.50 per unit. Ecobank and GlaxoSmithKline came fourth and fifth with 35 kobo profit and 25 kobo profit to settle at N4.90 per share and N5.65 per share, respectively.

On the losers’ top chart was NASCON that depreciated by N1.20 to finished at N13.10 per unit. While the International Breweries lost 29 kobo to close the day at N6.01 per share.

Dangote Sugar declined by 10 kobo to sell at N13.70 per share; Morison Industries dropped 6 kobo to 54 kobo a unit share and NAHCO dipped by 5 kobo to N2.05 per share.

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Conoil Declares N1.39 Billion Dividend for 2019 Financial Year

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Conoil to Pay Shareholders N1.39 Billion Dividend for 2019 Financial Year

Conoil Plc has approved N1.39 billion dividend payment for its shareholders for the 2019 financial year.

In a statement released by the company on Sunday, shareholders of the company would get a dividend of 200 kobo per 50 kobo ordinary share.

At the virtual 50th Annual General Meeting held on Friday in Lagos, the shareholders agreed unanimously in the commendation for the board and management for the company’s performance and consistency in the payment of dividends.

Conoil grew profit before tax by 10.4 percent to N2.83 billion in the 2019 financial year while profit for the expanded by 9.8 percent to N1.97 billion during the same period.

The oil marketer also grew total assets by 4.4 percent to N63.6 billion while interest expense declined by 26 percent to N1.1 billion during the 2019 financial year.

Addressing shareholders of the company, Mike Adenuga Jr., the Chairman, Conoil Plc, said the strong performance was in line with the promise made to shareholders regarding better execution of value-added products and services.

The chairman said the oil company has set an ambitious growth strategy, driven by broad market penetration and innovation, for the next five years.

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