The NSE All-Share Index depreciated by 0.65% close the week at 29,851.29 basis points, down.
Year to date, the index is down 5.02%.
34 equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than 19 in the previous week. 33 equities depreciated in price, higher than 31 equities of the previous week, while 101 equities remained unchanged, lower than 118 equities recorded in the preceding week.
Linkage Assurance Plc
Linkage Assurance was the best performing stock this week. The stock gained 37.50%, opening at N0.48 and closing at N0.66, up N0.18.
Year to date, the stock is down 8.33%.
NEM Insurance Plc
NEM Insurance appreciated by 33.33% this week. The stock opened at N2.10, and closed at N2.80, up N0.70.
Year to date, the stock is up 3.70%.
Thomas Wyatt Plc
Thomas Wyatt opened the week at N0.33 and closed at N0.40, up N0.07 or 21.21%.
Year to date, the stock is up 73.91%.
Lafarge Africa Plc
Lafarge Africa gained 18.46% this week. The stock opened at N9.75 and closed at N11.55, up N1.80.
Year to date, the stock is down 7.23%.
The cement giant this week released its FY 2018 and Q1 2019 results. The firm made a N9.1 billion loss after tax for the 2018 financial year, and a N3.1 billion profit after tax for the first quarter ended March 2019.
In addition, the firm announced the redemption of its N26.4 billion bond which was due on the 15th of June, 2019.
The company will be seeking shareholders approval to sell its stake in its South African unit, to a related party Caricement. Proceeds will be used to pay off inter company loans.
Champion Breweries Plc
Champion Breweries opened the week at N1.20 and closed at N1.42, up N0.22 or 18.33%.
Year to date, the stock is down 28.64%.
Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc
Dangote Sugar Refinery gained 16.98% this week. The stock opened at N10.60 and closed at N12.40, up N1.80.
Year to date, the stock is down 18.69%.
Ecobank Trans International
Ecobank Trans International opened the week at N9.85 and closed at N11.35, up N1.50 or 15.23%.
Year to date, the stock is down 18.93%.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) this week announced it would sell its 14.1% stake in the bank to Arise BV, a private equity firm.
GSK Consumer Nigeria Plc
GSK Consumer Nigeria appreciated by 10% this week. The stock opened at N8.50, and closed at N9.35, up N0.85.
Year to date, the stock is down 35.52%.
Law Union and Rock Insurance Plc
Law Union and Rock Insurance opened the week at N0.46, and closed at N0.50, up N0.04 or 8.70%.
Year to date, the stock is down 16.67%.
Wema Bank Plc
Wema Bank Plc rounds up the top 10 gainers for the week. The stock opened at N0.62 and closed at N0.67, up N0.05 or 8.06%.
Year to date, the stock is up 6.35%.
Chams Plc was the worst performing stock this week. The stock declined by 13.89%, opening at N0.36 and closing at N0.31, down N0.05.
Year to date, the stock is up 55%.
Chemical and Allied Products Plc opened the week at N31.10 and closed at N27.50, down N3.60 or 11.58%.
Year to date, the stock is down 21.09%
Okomu Oil Palm Company Plc
Okomu Oil Palm shed 10% this week. The stock opened at N74 and closed N66.60, down N7.40.
Year to date, the stock is down 12.60%, and is trading at a year low.
C and I Leasing Plc
C and I Leasing Plc also shed 10% this week. The stock opened at N6.30, and closed at N5.67, down N0.63.
Year to date, the stock is up 218.54%
ABC Transport Plc
ABC Transport opened the week at N0.30 and closed at N0.27, down N0.03 or 10%.
Year to date, the stock is down 6.90%.
International Breweries Plc
International Breweries Plc fell by 9.97% this week. The stock opened at N18.55 and closed at N16.70, down N1.85.
Year to date, the stock is down 45.25%.
Ikeja Hotels Plc
Ikeja Hotels opened the week at N1.45 and closed at N1.31, down N0.14 or 9.66%.
Year to date, the stock is down 14.38% and is trading at a year low.
Presco Plc fell by 9.09% this week. The stock opened at N55 and closed at N50, down N5.
Year to date, the stock is down 21.88%, and is trading at a year low.
Royal Exchange Plc
Royal Exchange Plc fell by 8.33% this week. The stock opened at N0.24 and closed at N0.22, down N0.02.
Year to date, the stock is flat.
Livestock Feeds Plc
Livestock Feeds rounds up the top 10 losers for the week. The stock opened at N0.60 and closed at N0.55, down N0.05 or 8.33%.
Year to date, the stock is up 12.24%.
United Capital Executive Director acquires 2 million additional shares worth N12.4 million
An Executive Director of United Capital Plc has purchased additional units of its shares worth N12.4 million.
United Capital Plc has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange that one of its Executive Directors, Sunday Anene has acquired 2,000,000 additional units of its shares, worth N12.4 million.
In line with the Nigerian Stock Exchange policy on insider dealing, the formal disclosure was made by the company’s secretary, Leo Okafor.
According to the disclosure, the recent deal which took place on the 24th of February, 2021, saw Mr Anene purchase 2,000,000 additional units of the firm’s shares at N6.20 per unit, totalling N12.4 million.
Meanwhile, United Capital Plc share price currently trades at N6.24 on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Results from its recently released FY 2020 financials showed a 57% increase in Profit After Tax, from N4.97 billion to N7.81 billion.
Other key financial metrics recorded impressive growth, part of which played an underlying role in the declaration of a total dividend of N4.2 billion- a major improvement of about 40% when compared to 2019 figures.
What you should know
- Mr Anene had in November 2020, spent the sum of N3.75 million on additional 915,574 units of the firm’s shares.
- United Capital Plc is a Nigeria-based financial and investment services company, offering a wide array of services like investment banking, portfolio management, securities trading and trusteeship etc.
Sell-offs resume in Nigerian stock market, catalyzed by Ecobank, Fidson
Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth was negative with 24 decliners and 14 advancers.
Nigerian bourse ended the fourth trading session on a negative note. Nigeria’s All-share index depreciated by 0.31% today to 40,095.49 index points.
Year-to-date return and market capitalization settled at -0.43% and N20.97 trillion respectively.
- A total volume of 326.0 million units of shares, valued at N3.7 1billion exchanged hands in 4,567 deals.
- Across coverage sectors, the performance was mostly negative as most tracked indices finished south. The NSE banking, consumer goods, and oil & gas fell by 1.44%, 0.79%, and 0.15% respectively.
- On the flip side, the NSE insurance improved by 0.24%, while the industrial index closed flat.
- Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth was negative with 24 decliners and 14 advancers. LASACO (-9.68%) led the laggards today, while CHAMS (+9.09%) finished top gainer.
- CHAMS up 9.09% to close at N0.24
- ROYALEX up 8.00% to close at N0.27
- WEMABANK up 7.69% to close at N0.7
- REDSTAREX up 5.77% to close at N3.3
- PRESTIGE up 4.55% to close at N0.46
- LASACO down 9.68% to close at N1.24
- FIDSON down 8.41% to close at N4.9
- ETI down 6.31% to close at N5.2
- MBENEFIT down 5.13% to close at N0.37
- UACN down 5.03% to close at N7.55
Nigerian stocks ended the second trading session of the week on a bearish note amid profit-taking across the market spectrum.
- Downtrend was driven by price depreciation medium and large capitalized stocks amongst which are; ETI, FIDSON, UACN.
- That being said, Nairametrics envisages cautious buying on the account that certain market indicators reveal investors are taking some of their gains across the market spectrum.
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