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GT Bank trades large volumes as NSE ends Friday in the red

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange ended today’s trading session on a negative note. The All Share Index closed at 30,773.64 points, down 0.09%. Year to date, the index is down 19.53%

Top Gainers and Losers

11 Plc (formerly known as Mobil Plc) was the best performing stock today. The stock appreciated by 10% to close at ₦184.80. UAC of Nigeria Plc also added 10% to close at ₦10. NEM Insurance rounds up the top three gainers for today. The stock gained 9.88 to close at ₦2.78.

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On the flip side, Veritas Kapital Assurance was the worst performing stock today, shedding 10% to close at ₦0.23. Lasaco Assurance was next, dropping by 6.25% to close at ₦0.30. Transcorp rounds up the top 3 losers for the day with a 4.90% decline, closing at ₦1.20.

Top Trades by Volume 

Guaranty Trust Bank was the most actively traded stock today. 29.7 million shares valued at ₦1 billion were traded in 303 deals. Zenith Bank is next with 24.9 million shares valued at ₦570 million traded in 284 deals.

FBN Holdings rounds up the top three most actively traded stocks with 17.3 million shares valued at ₦134 million traded in 213 deals.

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Corporate Actions

Berger Paints appoints Acting Managing Director

Berger Paints Plc announced the appointment of Mrs. Modupe Oguntade, as Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of BPN, effective January 7, 2018.

She is replacing Mr. Peter Folikwe, who will be exiting the Board, having completed his four-year tenure as Managing Director. Prior to her appointment, she was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the group.

Cutix Plc appoints Acting MD 

Cutix Plc has appointed Mrs. Frank Oduonye as Acting Managing Director. This follows the exit of Mr. Francis Uzodike as CEO of the firm with effect from November 1 2018.

Onome Ohwovoriole has a degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and prior to joining Nairametrics in December 2016 as Lead Analyst had stints in Publishing, Automobile Services, Entertainment and Leadership Training. He covers companies in the Nigerian corporate space, especially those listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). He also has a keen interest in new frontiers like Cryptocurrencies and Fintech. In his spare time, he loves to read books on finance, fiction as well as keep up with happenings in the world of international diplomacy. You can contact him via onome.ohwovoriole@nairametrics.com

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GTBank, Zenith Bank, Nestle emerge Renaissance Capital’s top stock picks

Renaissance Capital Analyst, Soji Solanke, holds that some of the most compelling stock picks lie in the banking sector.

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Why Nestle Nigeria’s return remains strong - EFG Hermes, Nestle Nigeria Plc appoints new Director, Nestle Plc: FY 2019 Revenue beats estimate; but profit underperforms, GTB, Zenith Bank, & Nestle emerge as Renaissance Capital’s top stock picks

Even with many Nigerian institutions already grappling with a difficult regulatory environment prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Renaissance Capital Analyst, Soji Solanke, holds that some of the most compelling stock picks lie in the banking sector. These stocks include:

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)

The analyst believes the bank is a quality name that has sold off more than warranted. Some of the reasons he cited include the fact that the bank has the highest RoE in the Nigerian banking landscape, the highest breakeven cost of risk buffer, as well as the largest net long FX position, placing the bank in a good position to benefit from a naira devaluation. Also, the company’s diversification into the fast-growing payments space makes it a good opportunity to leverage for growth.

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Zenith Bank  

A formidable name in the banking sector, Zenith Bank is expected to perform well in a quick recovery scenario as a result of its highly liquid balance sheet, the fact that it pays dividends consistently, as well as its high stock liquidity in the markets.

Stanbic IBTC  

Another bank expected to be able to withstand a protracted slowdown is Stanbic IBTC and this is as a result of its diversified business model largely due to its large asset management business – the largest in Nigeria. According to the analyst, it makes the company’s earnings somewhat more defensive compared to its peers.

(READ MORE: Zenith Bank: No major threat to earnings in the near term; Buy recommendation maintained)

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In FMCG, Nestle emerged tops as well:

GTB, Zenith Bank, & Nestle emerge as Renaissance Capital’s top stock picks

Nestle Nigeria 

The company’s SSA consumer analyst, Dayo Ayeni, believes Nestle Nigeria is compelling, also as a result of its strong balance sheet, its resilience, quality management; and its three strong brands, Maggi, Milo and Golden Morn.

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As at 28th May 2020, before markets opened, the share prices of GTB, Zenith Bank, Stanbic IBTC, and Nestle Nigeria are N24.85, N17.90, N35.80, and N995, respectively.

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Nigerian Breweries, Stanbic, Guinness, Dangote party with N8.59 billion on stock market bullish run

Market sentiment, as measured by market breadth, was positive as 33 tickers gained, compared to 11 losers.

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How your stocks performed last week, Bears rule at the stock market, lose N174.37 billion on Wednesday , Nigerian bourse up 0.54% as Investors gain N63 billionBears dominate Nigerian bourse Index down 0.94%, trading volume remains low,Bears dominate Nigeria bourse trading session, ASI down 2.02%, Bulls lift Nigerian bourse, Index up 1.24%, Investors gain N133 billion, Banking Stocks stop the raging bulls at the Nigerian Stock Market index down 0.01%

Nigerian Stock market came back from the holidays to post a positive result at the end of today’s trading, printing the All Share Index at 25,221.23 points after a 0.07% appreciation.

Equities investors on the local bourse gained N8.59 billion as market capitalization appreciated by the same margin to close at N13.13 trillion.

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Market turnover finished stronger, as total volume and value of trades increased significantly by 124.06% and 94.05% respectively, to 339.75 million units and N3.92 billion.

READ ALSO: MTN Nigeria announces final dividend of N4.97 for FY 2019

FBNH was the most traded stock by volume at 120.86 million units, while GUARANTY was the most traded stock by value at N1.54 billion.

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Market sentiment, as measured by market breadth, was positive as 33 tickers gained, compared to 11 losers. NB (Nigerian Breweries) recorded the highest price gain of 10% to close at N43.45 per share.

Performance across sectors closed mixed, as two out of the five indices under our coverage posted gains. Appreciation in tier one banking stocks STANBIC (+9.98%), ACCESS (+9.70%) and FBNH (+9.60%) spurred the lenders by +5.36%, followed by the Consumer Goods sector +3.09% on sustained gain in NB (+10.00%) and GUINESS (+817%).

Conversely, price decline in NAHCO (-3.33%) dragged the Industrial Index lower, while sell-offs in REGALINS (-8.70%); WAPIC (-6.06%) and ARDOVA (-10.00%) weighed down the Insurance, and  Oil & Gas indices.

READ ALSO: Nigeria’s Banking stocks hit by asteroids, Index down 0.39%

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NB up 10.00% to close at N43.45; STANBIC up 9.98% to close at N35.8; DANGSUGAR up 9.37% to close at N14; GUINNESS up 8.17% to close at N19.2; and DANGCEM up 2.46% to close at N137.3.

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Top losers

ARDOVA down 10.00% to close at N14.4; TRANSCORP down 6.49% to close at N0.72; CAVERTON down 5.36% to close at N2.47; NAHCO down 3.33% to close at N2.32; and AFRIPRUD down 1.18% to close at N4.2.

Outlook

Buying interest in Nigerian Breweries, Guiness and Tier 1 banking stocks caused the Nigerian bourse to finish the first trading of the week on a positive note. Nairametrics envisages cautious buying, as market price swings are expected in the short term.

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List of Dividends announced so far in 2020 (May)

List of Dividends announced so far in 2020 (May)

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Dividends announced on the Nigerian stock exchange

As audited accounts start to trickle in, companies will propose dividend payments to their shareholders as recommended by their respective boards of directors. It is also important to track these announcements to know who is eligible to collect the dividend, when it will be approved and when it will be paid. Dividend payment also affects share prices.

This page will be updated from time to time.

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READ ALSO: Updated: Gender Balance, looking at the board composition of top banks on the NSE

Legend

Date Announced – The date the company announced dividends evidenced by a corporate action published on the website of the NSE.

Qualification date – Shareholders who own shares as of this date will receive dividends. If you buy shares and want to receive dividends make sure it is at least three days before this date. Shares get transferred to you on the basis of the T+3 rule (the date you bought plus 3 working days).

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Payment date – This is when the dividend will be paid to you, either via post (dividend warrants) or direct credit to your bank accounts (e-dividend).

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Closure of Register – Only shareholders who own shares listed in their register before this date will be paid dividends.

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2020 Dividends from companies quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

CompanyDPSDate AnnouncedBonusClosure of RegisterAGM DatePayment DateQualification date
Glaxo SmithKilne Consumer Nig. PlcN0.55k22nd May 2020Nil23rd June - 2nd July 202023rd July 202024th July 202022nd June 2020
Airtel Africa0.0313th May 2020Nil6th July 2020Not applicable24th July 2020NA
Caverton Offshore Support Group PlcN0.20k22nd May 2020Nil16th June 202025th June 202025th June 202015th June 2020
Nigerian Breweries Plc (Revised)N1.51k20th May 2020Nil5th-11th March 202023rd June 202024th June 20204th March 2020
BUA CementN1.75k19th May 2020Nil28th Sept - 2nd Oct 202022nd October 202023rd October 202025th September 2020
NASCON Allied Industries PlcN0.40k13th May 2020Nil15th - 16th July 202027th July 202029th July 202014th July 2020
Total Nigeria PlcN6.7113th May 2020Nil5th - 11th June 2020to be announced24hrs after meeting4th June 2020
Cadbury Nigeria PlcN0.49k13th May 2020Nil25th - 29th May 202024th June 202025th June 202022nd May 2020
May and Baker PlcN0.25k13th May 2020Nil27th - 29th May 20204th June 20208th June 202026th May 2020
NPF Microfinance Bank PlcN0.20k11th May 2020Nil17th - 22nd June 202030th June 202030th June 202016th June 2020
Okomu Oil Palm PlcN2.0023rd April2020Nil19th - 22nd May 202028th May 202029th May 202018th May 2020
Lafarge Africa PlcN127th April 2020Nil4th - 8th May 20203rd June 20203rd June 202030th April 2020
Wema Bank PlcN0.04k23rd April 2020Nil7th - 12th May 202018th May 202018th May 20206th May 2020
UAC of Nigeria PlcN0.10k20th April 2020Nil19th - 22nd May 2020to be announcedto be announced18th May 2020
Union bank of NigeriaN0.25k13th April 2020Nil27th - 30th April 20206th May 20206th May 202024th April 2020
FBN HoldingsN0.38k6th April 2020Nil21st - 22nd April 202027th April 202028th April 202020th April 2020
Lafarge Africa PlcN1.00k6th April 2020Nil4th - 8th May 202026th May 202026th May 202030th April 2020
Ikeja Hotel PlcN0.023rd April 2020Nil2nd - 8th July 202030th July 20207th August 20201st July 2020
McNichols Consolidated PlcN0.03k1st April 2020Nil2nd - 8th July 202030th July 20207th August 20201st July 2020
NEM InsuranceN0.15k1st April 2020Nil4th - 8th May 2020to be announcedto be announced30th April 2020
FCMB Group PlcN0.14k31st March 2020Nil15th - 17th April 202028th April 202028th April 202014th April 2020
Cadbury Nig. PlcN0.49k30th March 2020Nil25th - 29th May 2020to be announcedto be announced22nd May 2020
Beta Glass Nigeria PlcN1.67k30th March 2020Nil15th - 19th June 20202nd July 20203rd July 202011th June 2020
Capital Hotel PlcN0.05k26th March 2020Nil20th - 24th April 202027th May 20203rd June 202017th April 2020
Sterling bank PlcN0.03k26th March 2020Nil5th - 8th May 202020th May 202020th May 20204th May 2020
Boc GasesN0.30k26th March 2020Nil8th - 10th June 202025th June 202026th June 20205th June 2020
Fidelity Bank PlcN0.20k23rd March 2020Nil20th - 24th April 202030th April 202030th April 202017th April 2020
Seplat Petroleum Dev. Company Plc0.0523rd March 2020Nil13th May 202028th May 20204th June 202012th May 2020
Julius Berger Nig. PlcN2.75k13th March 20200.0021st to 3rd June 202018th June 202019th June 202029th May 2020
Nigeria Energy Sector Fund (NESF)N75.0010th March 2020Nil20th March 20206th April 202019th March 2020
Access Bank PlcN0.40k6th March 2020Nil15th April 202030th April 202030th April 202014th April 2020
Nestle Nig PlcN45.00k28th February 2020Nil18th - 22nd May 20202nd June 20202nd July 202015th May 2020
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PlcN2.005th March 2020Nil19th - 26th March 202030th June 202018th June 202018th March 2020
Guaranty Trust Bank PlcN2.50k2nd March 2020Nil19th March 202030th March 202030th March 202018th March 2020
United Bank of AfricaN0.80k2nd March 2020Nil16th - 20th March 202027th March 202027th March 202013th March 2020
Transcorp PlcN0.01k28th February 2020Nil18th - 23rd March 202025th March 202027th March 202017th March 2020
MTN Nigeria PlcN4.97k28th February 2020NilFebruary 17, 19008th May 202019th May 202017th april 2020
Transcorp Hotels PlcN0.07k28th February 2020Nil13th-17th March 202024th March 202026th March 202012th March 2020
United Capital PLCN0.50k18th February 2020Nil9th-13th March 202024th March 202026th March 20206th March 2020
Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank PLCN0.035K30th January 2020Nil9th-13th March 20207th May 202014th May 20206th March 2020
Zenith bank PlcN2.50k21st February 2020Nil10th March 202016th March 202016th March 20209th March 2020
Africa Prudential PlcN0.70k25th february 2020Nil9th-13th March 202023rd March 202023rd March 20206th March 2020
Dangote Cement PlcN16.0025th february 2020Nil26th May 202015th June 202016th June 202025th May 2020
Tripple Gee & Company PlcN0.05k8th July 2019Nil2nd-6th September 201916th September 201928th September 201930th August 2019
Presco PlcN2.006th June 2019Nil8th-10th July 201924th July 201929th July 20195th July 2019
C & I Leasing PlcN0.07525th June 2019Nil15th-19th July 201930th July 201931st July 201912th July 2019
NPF Microfinance Bank PlcN0.0525th June 2019Nil8th-12th July 201925th July 201925th July 20195th July 2019
Learn Africa PlcN0.15k2nd July 2019Nil23rd-27th September 201917th October 201918th October 201920th September 2019
Academy Press PlcN0.05k1st Juky 2019Nil5th-9th August 201919th September 201926th September 20192nd August 2019
University Press PlcN0.15k1st July 2019Nil2nd-6th September 201926th September 201926th September 201930th August 2019
Redstar Express PlcN0.43k2nd July 2019Nil17th-19th July 201988th August 201916th July 2019
Veitva Griffin 30 PlcN0.27NilN/AN/A31st May 2019
Vetiva S&P Nig. Sovereign Bond ETFN13.00Nil31st May 2019N/A7th June 2019
Law Union & Rock Insurance PlcN0.029th May 2019Nil3rd - 7th June 201925th June 201926th June 201931st May 2019
NEM InsuranceN0.1330th April 2019Nil3rd - 7th June 201925th June 201925th June 201931st May 2019
Forte OilN1.153rd June 2019Nil4th - 7th June 2019N/A10th june 20193rd June 2019
Smart ProductsN0.1530th April 2019Nil1st - 5th July 201929th August 20195th Septemner 201928th June 2019
AIICO Insurance PlcN0.0616th April 2019Nil10th - 17th May 201920th May 201920th May 2019May 9 2019
Consolidated Hallmark Insurance PlcN0.0223rd April 2019Nil7th - 13th March 2019to be announcedto be announced6th May 2019
FBN HoldingsN0.2612th April 2019Nil24th - 29th April 20193rd May 20196th May 201922nd
Lotus Halal Fixed Income FundN28.00NilN/AN/A12th April 2019
Nigerian Aviation Handling Coy PlcN0.2517th April 2019Nil9th - 11th July 201926th July 201926th July 20198th July 2019
Prestige Assurance PlcN0.0317th April 2019Nil6th - 10th May 2019to be announcedto be announced3rd May 2019
Regency Alliance Insurance PlcN0.0315th April 2019Nil13th - 17th May 201918th June 201919th June 201910th May 2019
Cement Coy. Of Northern Nig. PlcN0.4029th March 2019Nil2nd - 8th July 201925th July 201926th July 20191st July 2019
Dangote Sugar Refinery PlcN1.104th April 2019Nil3rd - 5th June 201918th June 201919th June 201931st May 2019
The Initiates PlcN0.052nd April 2019Nil3rd - 7th June 2019to be announcedto be announced31st May 2019
Aluminium Extrusion Ind. PlcN0.08526th March 2019Nil17th - 21st June 2019to be announcedto be announced14th June 2019
Beta Glass Nigeria PlcN1.3029th March 2019Nil17th - 21st June 20194th July 20195th July 201914th June 2019
UAC of Nigeria PlcN0.6429th March 2019Nil21st - 24th May 201926th June 201927th June 201920th May 2019
Okomu Oil Palm PlcN3.0027th March 2019Nil14th - 17th May 201913th June 201920th June 201913th May 2019
Wema Bank PlcN0.0329th March 2019Nil29th April - 6th May 20198th May 201913th May 201926th April 2019
Berger Paints PlcN0.6519th March 2019Nil29th April - 3rd May 201923rd May 201924th May 201926th April 2019
Caverton Offshore Support Group PlcN0.2529th March 2019Nil8th May 201921st May 201924th May 20197th May 2019
Eterna PlcN0.2529th March 2019Nil14th - 17th May 201913th June 201914th June 201913th May 2019
Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank PlcN0.0329th March 2019Nil25th April - 9th May 201916th May 201923rd May 201924th April 2019
CAP PlcN2.5029th March 2019Nil27th - 31st May 201920th June 201921st June 201924th May 2019
Portland Paints and Products Nig. PlcN0.0528th March 2019Nil6th - 10th May 201930th May 201931st May 20193rd May 2019
Glaxo SmithKilne Consumer Nig. PlcN0.058th March 2019Nil24th April - 6th May 201923rd May 201924th May 201922nd April 2019
Chams PlcN0.034th April 2019Nil18th - 24th April 2019to be announcedto be announced17th April 2019
Fidson Healthcare PlcN0.153rd April 2019Nil18th - 24th April 2019to be announcedto be announced17th April 2019
Capital Hotel PlcN0.052nd April 2019Nil24th - 29th April 2019April 22, 20009th May 201923rd April 2019
May and Baker PlcN0.2029th March 2019Nil23rd - 26th April 201930th May 20193rd June 201918th April 2019
Unilever of Nigeria PlcN1.5029th March 2019Nil15th - 23rd April 20199th May 201910th May 201912th April 2019
Total Nigeria PlcN14.0028th March 2019Nil23rd - 29th April 201927th June 201928th June 201918th April 2019
FCMB Group PlcN0.1429th March 2019Nil12th - 18th April 201926th April 201929th April 201911th April 2019
Fidelity Bank PlcN0.1129th March 2019Nil15th - 19th April 201926th April 201926th April 201912th April 2019
Custodian Investment PlcN0.3521st March 2019Nil12th - 17th April 201924th April 201924th April 201911th April 2019
11 PlcN8.2522nd MarchNil3rd - 10th May 201916th May 201917th May 20192nd May 2019
NASCON Allied Industries PlcN1.0022nd March 2019Nil31st May - 3rd June 201913th June 201917th June 201930th May 2019
Cadbury Nig. PlcN0.2521st March 2019Nil20th - 24th May 201918th June 201919th June 201917th May 2019
Julius Berger Nig. PlcN2.0021st March 2019Nil3rd - 7th June 201920th June 201921st June 201931st May 2019
UBA PlcN0.6515th March 2019Nil3rd - 9th April 201923rd April 201923rd April 20192nd April 2019
Access Bank PlcN0.25k14th March 2019Nil12th April 201925th April 201925th April 201911th April 2019
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PlcN1.50k7th March 2019Nil21st March 201919th June 201920th June 201920th March 2019
Guaranty Trust Bank PlcN2.456th March 2019Nil9th April 201918th April 201918th April 20198th April 2019
Seplat Petroleum Dev. Company PlcUS$0.056th March 2019Nil21st March 201916th May 201923rd May 201920th March 2019
Nestle Nig PlcN38.50k4th March 2019Nil13th - 17th May 201928th May 201929th May 201910th May 2019
McNichols Consolidated PlcN0.05k1st March 2019Nil9th - 15th April 201916th April 201926th April 20198th April 2019
Dangote CementN16.0028th February 2019Nil4th - 10th June 201917th June 201918th June 20193rd June 2019
Africa Prudential PlcN0.50k26th February 2019Nil14th - 20th March 201926th March 201926th March 201913th March 2019
United Capital Plc30kobo21st February 2019Nil14th - 20th March 201928th March 20192nd April 201913th March 2019
Zenith Bank PlcN2.5019th February 2019Nil11th - 15th March 201918th March 201918th March 20198th March 2019
Transnational Corp. of Nig. Plc3k18th February 2019Nil1st - 5th March 201915th March 201919th March 201928th February 2019
Nigerian Breweries PlcN1.83K18th February 2019Nil7th - 13th March 201917th May 201920th May 20196th March 2019
Transcorp Hotel15k15th February 2019Nil28th February - 1 March 201915th March 201919th March 201927th February 2019
Newrest ASL NIG Plc20kNil29th April - 3rd May 201915th May 201916th May 2019
SIAML Pension ETF 40N1.17Nil25th January 2019N/A28TH January 2019

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