Last week all the stocks on our watch list had significant price movements as expected. We had included Oando, Access Bank, Seplat, Forte Oil and Nigerian Breweries on our watch list.
This week we have identified the following stocks for our watch list.
Access Bank – Following the SEC’s press release last week confirming that it was investigating the controversial technical suspension on Access Bank’s shares I expect the management of the company to issue an official statement of their own. Whatever they say will be closely monitored by the markets and will have a significant effect on their share price. Access Bank shares closed N8.30 which is 60kobo or 6.7% off their scheduled IPO price of N8.90.
FBNH – FBNH stock was in the news last week after reports surfaced that London Mining Plc, a Sierra Leone based company could go bankrupt if it ran out of cash. The company borrows about $200million from a consortium of banks including FBNH subsidiary in the Uk. The stock dropped t as low as N11 last week only to rebound 7% higher at the close of trading friday. There is bound to be significant movement with this stock in my opinion as investors will continue to seek bargains and profit taking. The share price moving at the end of the week will depend on if the bargain hunters are more than the profit takers.
Transcorp – Transcorp Hotels Plc closed its IPO on Friday October 17 and one hopes the company was successful at raising enough capital. The parent company shares Transcorp dropped to N4.69 from a high of N5.79 this month as the profit seekers dumped the stock amidst the sell offs. The company can come under focus again if it releases its results next week.
Dangote Sugar -The Sugar Giant was badly beaten last week dropping to a year low N7. The company has been hit by a fall in commodity prices this year and have also had to face up with gas shortages affecting their volumes. Some also feel the stock is probably over priced in terms of multiples when compared to similar companies around Africa. Whilst this conclusion seems unacceptable to many it does lay credence to the continual slide in its share price. This stock could fall below N7 for the first time this year.
Seplat Plc – Seplat was in our watch list last week on the back of the crash in crude oil prices. The company shares lost N91 or 14% to close at N548.3 it’s lowest since it had its IPO. The board of directors of the company are set to meet on october 29 to agree on interim dividend payments. However, I believe the global drop in oil prices will be tops on the agenda for the company and will hope that by then the slide in it’s share price would have at least bottomed out. If the Oil price slips below $70 this week then I suppose Seplat will be affected as well. The market seems hell bent on making us believe the crude oil price is directly correlated to Seplat.
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