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GTBank, Jaiz Bank, AIICO, Regency, Chams lead gainers’ chart on Thursday

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Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (REGALINS), Chams Plc, Jaiz Bank, AIICO Insurance Plc and GTBank Plc led the gainers’ chart after trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday.

Details: REGALINS led the gainers’ chart as it increased by 5% when it closed at N0.21, Chams also rose by 4.35% as it closed N0.24, followed by Jaiz Bank, which closed at 3.77% at N0.55. Aiico and GTBank also recorded 2.94%, 2.86% and N0.70, N27.00 respectively.

Meanwhile, the stock market closed at a negative territory as the All-Share Index dropped by 0.14% when it closed 26,188.24.

Top losers: Unilever Plc led the losers chart on Thursday when it closed N21.65 at dropped by 9.98%, Fidson also closed at N3.25 as it dropped by 9.72%, followed by Union Diagnosis Plc, which dropped by 8.33% and closed at N0.22.

Honey Flour Plc also dropped by 8.16% as it closed at N0.90, followed by NPF microfinance bank, which dropped by 7.56% as the value hit N1.10.

Top Trades: Four banks made the list of five in the top five trades in the market on Thursday. Jaiz Bank led the chart as it traded 502.02 million valued at N271.11 million, followed by Access Bank, which traded 84.33 million at N703.98 million.

Zenith Bank was the next on the chart. The financial institution traded 52.94 million at N907.32 million, followed by Lafarge Africa, which traded 20.17 million. First Bank of Nigeria Holding Plc was at the bottom of the chart as it traded 12.46 million at N68.35 million.

Corporate Disclosure:

Omoluabi Mortgage Bank Plc informed the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the resignation of Mr. Ayodele Olowookere, the Managing Director of the bank. His resignation was accepted by the Board of Directors of the bank at its meeting held on October 31, 2019.

 

Abiola has spent about 14 years in journalism. His career has covered some top local print media like TELL Magazine, Broad Street Journal, The Point Newspaper.The Bloomberg MEI alumni has interviewed some of the most influential figures of the IMF, G-20 Summit, Pre-G20 Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers, Critical Communication World Conference.The multiple award winner is variously trained in business and markets journalism at Lagos Business School, and Pan-Atlantic University. You may contact him via email - [email protected]

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Currencies

CBN ‘Naira 4 Dollar Scheme’ will engender Naira stability – ABCON

ABCON) has shown its full support to the recent ‘CBN Naira 4 Dollar Scheme’.

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ABCON disagrees with those calling for naira devaluation

The Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has shown its full support to the recent ‘CBN Naira 4 Dollar Scheme,’ noting that it is capable of ensuring a competitive diaspora remittance market space that would spur Naira stability.

This disclosure was made by the President of ABCON, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Alhaji Gwadabe’s reaction was sequel to the recent policy by CBN which instructed commercial banks and IMTOs to pay an incentive of N5 for every USD1 remitted by sender and collected by designated beneficiaries.

Reacting to the recent policy, Gwadabe opined that there was a need to break the monopoly of certain players in the remittances spaces by allowing other relevant stakeholders like BDCs. He cited examples of how Kenya, Ghana and a host of other African countries deepened their remittance space through a competitive market, and how it led to the stability of their domestic currencies.

In addition, Gwadabe cautioned against complacency, noting that more needed to be done for the policy to achieve its anticipated objective of shoring up the value of the Naira through liquidity boost.

Gwadabe said: “There is no doubt the incentive will be somehow attractive to the targeted beneficiaries of the remittances and therefore aimed to address concerns of one of the principal ally in the chain of remittances.

’This therefore suggests that it is a window, if well-articulated and includes all the principal allies in the remittances space, will help the Nigerian economy for the availability of FX liquidity,’’ he added.

What you should know

  • Nairametrics had earlier reported the introduction of CBN ‘Naira 4 Dollar Scheme’ in a circular issued by the apex bank dated 5th of March, 2021.
  • The new policy is expected to create an easier, flexible, and more transparent system of remittance administration that will accelerate investment and growth in Nigeria.
  • The scheme became effective today and is expected to elapse by 8th of May, 2021.

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Market Views

Nigerian Stocks bulls stage a comeback, ARDOVA, OANDO rally high

The performance of the market today was largely driven by price appreciation in Nigerian Oil stocks.

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Nigerian stocks ended the first trading session of the week bullish. The All Share Index rallied up by 0.17% to close at 39,396.57 index points as against the 0.08% drop recorded last Friday. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stand at -2.17%.

  • However, the Nigerian trading bourse turnover printed negative as volume dipped by 49.92% as against the 19.18% surge recorded last Friday.
  • ZENITHBANK, FBNH, and MANSARD were the most active Nigerian Stocks that boosted the Nigerian Stock market turnover on Monday.
  • The Market breadth closed positive as ARDOVA led 24 Gainers as against 14 Losers topped by DNMEYER at the end of today’s session – an improved performance when compared with the previous outlook.

Top gainers

  1. ARDOVA up 10.00% to close at N14.85
  2. LINKASSURE up 10.00% to close at N0.55
  3. CHAMPION up 9.52% to close at N1.84
  4. OANDO up 9.43% to close at N2.9
  5. MORISON up 9.09% to close at N0.72

Top losers

  1. MEYER down 10.00% to close at N0.45
  2. LIVESTOCK down 9.87% to close at N2.01
  3. SCOA down 9.85% to close at N2.38
  4. IKEJAHOTEL down 9.48% to close at N1.05
  5. NEM down 6.88% to close at N1.76

Outlook

Nigerian bourse ended Monday’s trading session on a bullish note amid price swings prevailing in the oil futures market.

  • The performance of the market today was largely driven by price appreciation in Nigerian Oil stocks.
  • Amidst such turnaround currently in play, Nairametrics envisages caution as recent price action reveals high selling pressures still prevail among a significant number of low and medium-capitalized stocks across the market spectrum.

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