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UBA and Fidelity Bank top this week’s watchlist

@ubagroup and @fidelitybankplc twitter have a joint first place in this week’s watchlist on the @nsecontact

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Stocks to watch comprises the top gainers and losers from the prior week, as well as companies that are expected to have corporate actions.

Stocks to watch is not a Buy/Sell/Hold recommendation.

UBA and Fidelity Bank

UBA and Fidelity Bank have a joint first place in this week’s watchlist, as the banks are likely to hold investor calls following the release of their H1 2019 results last week.

The two lenders had decent improvement in their bottomlines, and investors would be keen on their managements’ plans to maintain the performance in the second half of the year.

Access Bank Plc

Access Bank takes the second place in this week’s watchlist, as the lender has indicated that it would release its results on or before the 15th of September, 2019. Investors would be on the lookout as the bank has a culture of paying an interim dividend. It is the only bank left of the FUGAZ that has yet to release its H1 2019 results.

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Forte Oil Plc

Forte Oil Plc takes the third place, as the company would be having its Annual General Meeting on the 3rd of September 2019. Investors would be keenly interested in knowing the majority shareholder’s plans for the company for the rest of the year.

Flour Mills and NNFM

Flour Mills of Nigeria and Northern Nigeria Flour Mills have a joint place, as they will be holding their Annual General Meetings on the 4th and 5th of September 2019 respectively.

Seplat Petroleum

Seplat has a spot in next week’s watchlist, as it was the worst performing stock last week. The stock declined by 18.84% (closing at N397) and is currently trading at a 2-year low.

John Holt Plc

John Holt Plc takes the last spot in this week’s watchlist, as the company was the best performing stock last week, gaining 19.57%.

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While one would expect the stock to rank higher, the firm has had poor fundamentals and the appreciation may be due to short term speculation. Investors could decide to cash in their profits depending on market sentiments.

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 [email protected]

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Champion Breweries gains 32.35% in a week, following Heineken’s indirect acquisition of its shares

The share price of Champion Breweries’ stocks since the resumption of the market last week increased by 32.35%.

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Champion Breweries stocks have gained 32.35% since the open of trade last week Monday, as investors scamper for the shares of the company at the back of expected takeover by Heineken Brouwerijen B.V.

The share price of the company’s stocks on the NSE, from 11-18 January 2021, increased by 32.35%.

Read Also: U.S leading stocks suffer biggest daily plunge since October 28, 2020

This move is attributable to the recent rush for the shares of the company by investors, following a recent purchase of the shares of the mid-cap company by Heineken’s Special entity.

What you should know

  • Nairametrics reported that Raysun Nigeria Limited, a Special Purpose Entity (SPE) wholly-owned by Heineken Brouwerijen B.V., acquired 1,903,609,538 additional shares of the brewery company, worth N4.95 billion on 7 January 2021, at a price of N2.60 per share.
  • The acquisition took Heineken’s total stake in Champion Breweries to 6,633,043,538 or 84.72% (indirectly).

Read Also: MTN, SEPLAT, ARDOVA, rally Nigerian stocks up

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  • According to data from the NSE, Champion Breweries shares cleared at N1.35 per share today on the floor of the exchange with 29,291 units worth N43,350.68 crossing hands in 4 deals.
  • At the current price of N1.35, the shares of the company have gained more than 56.98% since the open of trade this year, 4 January 2021. This is 95.65% higher than the shares’ 52 weeks low price of N0.69 per share.
  • The current share price of Champions Breweries is the highest in 52 weeks at N1.35 per share.

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Flour Mills shares lose N7.4 billion on NSE, as investors book profit

Flour Mills shares lost N7.4 billion in today’s session, amid sell-offs occasioned by profit-taking activities by investors.

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The shares of Flour Mills Nigeria Plc lost N7.4 billion in today’s session, amid sell-offs occasioned by profit-taking activities by investors.

According to data tracked by Nairametrics from market open till the close of trade on the Nigerian Stock exchange today, the market capitalization decreased from N134,492,451,044.00 at the market open to N127,111,767,755.00.

The decrease was driven by profit-taking activities on the exchange, as some investors sold off stakes in the company, which pressured the share price to the tune of N31 per share.

READ: Livestock Feeds shares have gained N1.6 billion since January 4

What you should know

  • Nairametrics reported that the shares of the leading food business company gained N28 billion on the NSE, in just 10days of trade in 2021.
  • The increase witnessed in the company’s share price was triggered by renewed buying interests among investors, on the back of its robust fundamental strength, and the impressive financial results it delivered in 2020. This buying interest saw the share price of the company increase by 26.15%.

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First Bank, Dangote stocks drop, investors lose N39.54 billion

The market breadth closed positive as CADBURY led 35 Gainers as against 21 Losers topped by FLOURMILL at the end of today’s session.

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Nigerian Stocks ended the first trading session of the week on a bearish note.  The All Share Index plunged by 0.23% to close at 41,082.38 index points as against the 0.52% gain recorded on Friday.

  • Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at +2.02%. Nigerian Stock Exchange market value stood at N21,49 billion.
  • Investors lost N39.54 billion
  • Nigerian bourse trading turnover on Monday however printed positive, as volume gained by 10.79% as against -17.64% downtick recorded at the last trading session.
  • JAPAULOIL, UNIVINSURE, and TRANSCORP were the most active to boost market turnover.
  • The market breadth closed positive as CADBURY led 35 Gainers as against 21 Losers topped by FLOURMILL at the end of today’s session – an unimproved performance when compared with the previous outlook.

Top gainers

  1. CADBURY up 10.00% to close at N10.45
  2. BOCGAS up 9.98% to close at N13.77
  3. LIVESTOCK up 9.95% to close at N2.32
  4. GUARANTY up 1.82% to close at N33.65
  5. WAPCO up 0.84% to close at N24

Top losers

  1. FLOURMILL down 5.49% to close at N31
  2. FBNH down 3.95% to close at N7.3
  3. GUINNESS down2.63% to close atN18.5
  4. NASCON down 1.71% to close at N17.25
  5. DANGCEM down 1.01% to close at N234.6

Outlook

Nigerian Stocks ended the first trading session of the week on a negative note amid falling oil prices.

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  • Buying pressure from blue-chip stocks, particularly GTBank, WAPCO  could not help the Stock bulls in maintaining their run on the account of profit-taking notice in Dangote, First Bank, and Flour mills.
  • Nairametrics expects you to seek the advice of a certified stockbroker or financial advisor in choosing stocks to buy, as some Nigerian stocks exhibit cyclic return.

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