The stock market continued its bullish trend on Monday, as the All share index gained 0.74% to close at 29,633.58 index points leaving the equity market capitalisation of the market at N15.29 trillion.
MTN Nigeria, NPF Microfinance, Lasaco Assurance, UACN and GSK topped the rank of gainers on the bourse as Cadbury Nigeria and Transcorp Hotel led today’s losers.
MTN Nigeria was the best performing stock on Monday with 10% gain to close at N127.6 followed by NPF Microfinance bank having gained 9.68% to close at N1.36 as UACN gained 7.8 to close at N11.05. Lasaco Assurance gained 7.41% to close at N0.29 while Glaxo Smith Kline rounded off the list with 6.6 gain to close at N5.65.
On the flip side, Cadbury Nigeria was the worst-performing stock as it dipped 9.95% to close at N9.5 followed by Transcorp Hotel, which lost 9.18% to close at N4.45. Neimeth pharmaceuticals dipped 8.93% to close at N0.51.
Presco plc lost 8.17% to close at N52.25 while Unilever Nigeria lost 5.26% to close at N18.
Top trades by volume
Access bank was the most actively traded stock on the bourse today, having traded in 63.7 million shares valued at N628.8 million across 450 deals followed by UBA, which traded in 40.6 million shares at N354.2 million across 386 deals.
Zenith bank plc traded in 39.5 million shares at N861.15 million across 456 deals as UACN also traded in large volume with 24.4 million shares traded at N268.65 million across 208 deals while GT bank capped the list with trades in N18.17 million shares at N573.72 million across 237 deals.
List of Dividends announced so far in 2020 (June)
List of Dividends announced so far in 2020 (June)
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.
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).
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).
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
|Company||DPS||Date Announced||Bonus||Closure of Register||AGM Date||Payment Date||Qualification date|
|Prestige Assurance Plc||Nil||4th June 2020||2 New shares for every 11 existing shares||22nd - 26th June 2020||30th June 2020||N/A||19th June 2020|
|Presco Plc||N2.00k||3rd June 2020||Nil||20th - 22nd July 2020||5th August 2020||7th August 2020||17th July 2020|
|Trans-Nationwide Express Plc||N0.03k||1st June 2020||Nil||6th - 10th July 2020||16th July 2020||20th July 2020||3rd July 2020|
|Nigeria Aviation Handling Company PLC||N0.30k||28th May 2020||Nil||1st - 3rd July 2020||16th July 2020||16th July 2020||30th June 2020|
|Skyway Aviation Handling Co. Plc||N0.16k||1st June 2020||Nil||17th - 23rd June 2020||30th June 2020||30th June 2020||16th June 2020|
|11 Plc||N8.25||28th May 2020||Nil||30th Sept - 5th Oct 2020||to be announced||to be announced||29th Sept 2020|
|Glaxo SmithKilne Consumer Nig. Plc||N0.55k||22nd May 2020||Nil||23rd June - 2nd July 2020||23rd July 2020||24th July 2020||22nd June 2020|
|Airtel Africa||0.03||13th May 2020||Nil||6th July 2020||Not applicable||24th July 2020||NA|
|Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc||N0.20k||22nd May 2020||Nil||16th June 2020||25th June 2020||25th June 2020||15th June 2020|
|Nigerian Breweries Plc (Revised)||N1.51k||20th May 2020||Nil||5th-11th March 2020||23rd June 2020||24th June 2020||4th March 2020|
|BUA Cement||N1.75k||19th May 2020||Nil||28th Sept - 2nd Oct 2020||22nd October 2020||23rd October 2020||25th September 2020|
|NASCON Allied Industries Plc||N0.40k||13th May 2020||Nil||15th - 16th July 2020||27th July 2020||29th July 2020||14th July 2020|
|Total Nigeria Plc||N6.71||13th May 2020||Nil||5th - 11th June 2020||to be announced||24hrs after meeting||4th June 2020|
|Cadbury Nigeria Plc||N0.49k||13th May 2020||Nil||25th - 29th May 2020||24th June 2020||25th June 2020||22nd May 2020|
|May and Baker Plc||N0.25k||13th May 2020||Nil||27th - 29th May 2020||4th June 2020||8th June 2020||26th May 2020|
|NPF Microfinance Bank Plc||N0.20k||11th May 2020||Nil||17th - 22nd June 2020||30th June 2020||30th June 2020||16th June 2020|
|Okomu Oil Palm Plc||N2.00||23rd April2020||Nil||19th - 22nd May 2020||28th May 2020||29th May 2020||18th May 2020|
|Lafarge Africa Plc||N1||27th April 2020||Nil||4th - 8th May 2020||3rd June 2020||3rd June 2020||30th April 2020|
|Wema Bank Plc||N0.04k||23rd April 2020||Nil||7th - 12th May 2020||18th May 2020||18th May 2020||6th May 2020|
|UAC of Nigeria Plc||N0.10k||20th April 2020||Nil||19th - 22nd May 2020||to be announced||to be announced||18th May 2020|
|Union bank of Nigeria||N0.25k||13th April 2020||Nil||27th - 30th April 2020||6th May 2020||6th May 2020||24th April 2020|
|FBN Holdings||N0.38k||6th April 2020||Nil||21st - 22nd April 2020||27th April 2020||28th April 2020||20th April 2020|
|Lafarge Africa Plc||N1.00k||6th April 2020||Nil||4th - 8th May 2020||26th May 2020||26th May 2020||30th April 2020|
|Ikeja Hotel Plc||N0.02||3rd April 2020||Nil||2nd - 8th July 2020||30th July 2020||7th August 2020||1st July 2020|
|McNichols Consolidated Plc||N0.03k||1st April 2020||Nil||2nd - 8th July 2020||30th July 2020||7th August 2020||1st July 2020|
|NEM Insurance||N0.15k||1st April 2020||Nil||4th - 8th May 2020||to be announced||to be announced||30th April 2020|
|FCMB Group Plc||N0.14k||31st March 2020||Nil||15th - 17th April 2020||28th April 2020||28th April 2020||14th April 2020|
|Beta Glass Nigeria Plc||N1.67k||30th March 2020||Nil||15th - 19th June 2020||2nd July 2020||3rd July 2020||11th June 2020|
|Capital Hotel Plc||N0.05k||26th March 2020||Nil||20th - 24th April 2020||27th May 2020||3rd June 2020||17th April 2020|
|Sterling bank Plc||N0.03k||26th March 2020||Nil||5th - 8th May 2020||20th May 2020||20th May 2020||4th May 2020|
|Boc Gases||N0.30k||26th March 2020||Nil||8th - 10th June 2020||25th June 2020||26th June 2020||5th June 2020|
|Fidelity Bank Plc||N0.20k||23rd March 2020||Nil||20th - 24th April 2020||30th April 2020||30th April 2020||17th April 2020|
|Seplat Petroleum Dev. Company Plc||0.05||23rd March 2020||Nil||13th May 2020||28th May 2020||4th June 2020||12th May 2020|
|Julius Berger Nig. Plc||N2.75k||13th March 2020||0.002||1st to 3rd June 2020||18th June 2020||19th June 2020||29th May 2020|
|Nigeria Energy Sector Fund (NESF)||N75.00||10th March 2020||Nil||20th March 2020||6th April 2020||19th March 2020|
|Access Bank Plc||N0.40k||6th March 2020||Nil||15th April 2020||30th April 2020||30th April 2020||14th April 2020|
|Nestle Nig Plc||N45.00k||28th February 2020||Nil||18th - 22nd May 2020||2nd June 2020||2nd July 2020||15th May 2020|
|Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc||N2.00||5th March 2020||Nil||19th - 26th March 2020||30th June 2020||18th June 2020||18th March 2020|
|Guaranty Trust Bank Plc||N2.50k||2nd March 2020||Nil||19th March 2020||30th March 2020||30th March 2020||18th March 2020|
|United Bank of Africa||N0.80k||2nd March 2020||Nil||16th - 20th March 2020||27th March 2020||27th March 2020||13th March 2020|
|Transcorp Plc||N0.01k||28th February 2020||Nil||18th - 23rd March 2020||25th March 2020||27th March 2020||17th March 2020|
|MTN Nigeria Plc||N4.97k||28th February 2020||Nil||February 17, 1900||8th May 2020||19th May 2020||17th april 2020|
|Transcorp Hotels Plc||N0.07k||28th February 2020||Nil||13th-17th March 2020||24th March 2020||26th March 2020||12th March 2020|
|United Capital PLC||N0.50k||18th February 2020||Nil||9th-13th March 2020||24th March 2020||26th March 2020||6th March 2020|
|Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank PLC||N0.035K||30th January 2020||Nil||9th-13th March 2020||7th May 2020||14th May 2020||6th March 2020|
|Zenith bank Plc||N2.50k||21st February 2020||Nil||10th March 2020||16th March 2020||16th March 2020||9th March 2020|
|Africa Prudential Plc||N0.70k||25th february 2020||Nil||9th-13th March 2020||23rd March 2020||23rd March 2020||6th March 2020|
|Dangote Cement Plc||N16.00||25th february 2020||Nil||26th May 2020||15th June 2020||16th June 2020||25th May 2020|
|Tripple Gee & Company Plc||N0.05k||8th July 2019||Nil||2nd-6th September 2019||16th September 2019||28th September 2019||30th August 2019|
|Presco Plc||N2.00||6th June 2019||Nil||8th-10th July 2019||24th July 2019||29th July 2019||5th July 2019|
|C & I Leasing Plc||N0.075||25th June 2019||Nil||15th-19th July 2019||30th July 2019||31st July 2019||12th July 2019|
|NPF Microfinance Bank Plc||N0.05||25th June 2019||Nil||8th-12th July 2019||25th July 2019||25th July 2019||5th July 2019|
|Learn Africa Plc||N0.15k||2nd July 2019||Nil||23rd-27th September 2019||17th October 2019||18th October 2019||20th September 2019|
|Academy Press Plc||N0.05k||1st Juky 2019||Nil||5th-9th August 2019||19th September 2019||26th September 2019||2nd August 2019|
|University Press Plc||N0.15k||1st July 2019||Nil||2nd-6th September 2019||26th September 2019||26th September 2019||30th August 2019|
|Redstar Express Plc||N0.43k||2nd July 2019||Nil||17th-19th July 2019||8th August 2019||16th July 2019|
|Veitva Griffin 30 Plc||N0.27||Nil||N/A||N/A||31st May 2019|
|Vetiva S&P Nig. Sovereign Bond ETF||N13.00||Nil||31st May 2019||N/A||7th June 2019|
|Law Union & Rock Insurance Plc||N0.02||9th May 2019||Nil||3rd - 7th June 2019||25th June 2019||26th June 2019||31st May 2019|
|NEM Insurance||N0.13||30th April 2019||Nil||3rd - 7th June 2019||25th June 2019||25th June 2019||31st May 2019|
|Forte Oil||N1.15||3rd June 2019||Nil||4th - 7th June 2019||N/A||10th june 2019||3rd June 2019|
|Smart Products||N0.15||30th April 2019||Nil||1st - 5th July 2019||29th August 2019||5th Septemner 2019||28th June 2019|
|AIICO Insurance Plc||N0.06||16th April 2019||Nil||10th - 17th May 2019||20th May 2019||20th May 2019||May 9 2019|
|Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc||N0.02||23rd April 2019||Nil||7th - 13th March 2019||to be announced||to be announced||6th May 2019|
|FBN Holdings||N0.26||12th April 2019||Nil||24th - 29th April 2019||3rd May 2019||6th May 2019||22nd|
|Lotus Halal Fixed Income Fund||N28.00||Nil||N/A||N/A||12th April 2019|
|Nigerian Aviation Handling Coy Plc||N0.25||17th April 2019||Nil||9th - 11th July 2019||26th July 2019||26th July 2019||8th July 2019|
|Prestige Assurance Plc||N0.03||17th April 2019||Nil||6th - 10th May 2019||to be announced||to be announced||3rd May 2019|
|Regency Alliance Insurance Plc||N0.03||15th April 2019||Nil||13th - 17th May 2019||18th June 2019||19th June 2019||10th May 2019|
|Cement Coy. Of Northern Nig. Plc||N0.40||29th March 2019||Nil||2nd - 8th July 2019||25th July 2019||26th July 2019||1st July 2019|
|Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc||N1.10||4th April 2019||Nil||3rd - 5th June 2019||18th June 2019||19th June 2019||31st May 2019|
|The Initiates Plc||N0.05||2nd April 2019||Nil||3rd - 7th June 2019||to be announced||to be announced||31st May 2019|
|Aluminium Extrusion Ind. Plc||N0.085||26th March 2019||Nil||17th - 21st June 2019||to be announced||to be announced||14th June 2019|
|Beta Glass Nigeria Plc||N1.30||29th March 2019||Nil||17th - 21st June 2019||4th July 2019||5th July 2019||14th June 2019|
|UAC of Nigeria Plc||N0.64||29th March 2019||Nil||21st - 24th May 2019||26th June 2019||27th June 2019||20th May 2019|
|Okomu Oil Palm Plc||N3.00||27th March 2019||Nil||14th - 17th May 2019||13th June 2019||20th June 2019||13th May 2019|
|Wema Bank Plc||N0.03||29th March 2019||Nil||29th April - 6th May 2019||8th May 2019||13th May 2019||26th April 2019|
|Berger Paints Plc||N0.65||19th March 2019||Nil||29th April - 3rd May 2019||23rd May 2019||24th May 2019||26th April 2019|
|Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc||N0.25||29th March 2019||Nil||8th May 2019||21st May 2019||24th May 2019||7th May 2019|
|Eterna Plc||N0.25||29th March 2019||Nil||14th - 17th May 2019||13th June 2019||14th June 2019||13th May 2019|
|Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank Plc||N0.03||29th March 2019||Nil||25th April - 9th May 2019||16th May 2019||23rd May 2019||24th April 2019|
|CAP Plc||N2.50||29th March 2019||Nil||27th - 31st May 2019||20th June 2019||21st June 2019||24th May 2019|
|Portland Paints and Products Nig. Plc||N0.05||28th March 2019||Nil||6th - 10th May 2019||30th May 2019||31st May 2019||3rd May 2019|
|Glaxo SmithKilne Consumer Nig. Plc||N0.05||8th March 2019||Nil||24th April - 6th May 2019||23rd May 2019||24th May 2019||22nd April 2019|
|Chams Plc||N0.03||4th April 2019||Nil||18th - 24th April 2019||to be announced||to be announced||17th April 2019|
|Fidson Healthcare Plc||N0.15||3rd April 2019||Nil||18th - 24th April 2019||to be announced||to be announced||17th April 2019|
|Capital Hotel Plc||N0.05||2nd April 2019||Nil||24th - 29th April 2019||April 22, 2000||9th May 2019||23rd April 2019|
|May and Baker Plc||N0.20||29th March 2019||Nil||23rd - 26th April 2019||30th May 2019||3rd June 2019||18th April 2019|
|Unilever of Nigeria Plc||N1.50||29th March 2019||Nil||15th - 23rd April 2019||9th May 2019||10th May 2019||12th April 2019|
|Total Nigeria Plc||N14.00||28th March 2019||Nil||23rd - 29th April 2019||27th June 2019||28th June 2019||18th April 2019|
|FCMB Group Plc||N0.14||29th March 2019||Nil||12th - 18th April 2019||26th April 2019||29th April 2019||11th April 2019|
|Fidelity Bank Plc||N0.11||29th March 2019||Nil||15th - 19th April 2019||26th April 2019||26th April 2019||12th April 2019|
|Custodian Investment Plc||N0.35||21st March 2019||Nil||12th - 17th April 2019||24th April 2019||24th April 2019||11th April 2019|
|11 Plc||N8.25||22nd March||Nil||3rd - 10th May 2019||16th May 2019||17th May 2019||2nd May 2019|
|NASCON Allied Industries Plc||N1.00||22nd March 2019||Nil||31st May - 3rd June 2019||13th June 2019||17th June 2019||30th May 2019|
|Cadbury Nig. Plc||N0.25||21st March 2019||Nil||20th - 24th May 2019||18th June 2019||19th June 2019||17th May 2019|
|Julius Berger Nig. Plc||N2.00||21st March 2019||Nil||3rd - 7th June 2019||20th June 2019||21st June 2019||31st May 2019|
|UBA Plc||N0.65||15th March 2019||Nil||3rd - 9th April 2019||23rd April 2019||23rd April 2019||2nd April 2019|
|Access Bank Plc||N0.25k||14th March 2019||Nil||12th April 2019||25th April 2019||25th April 2019||11th April 2019|
|Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc||N1.50k||7th March 2019||Nil||21st March 2019||19th June 2019||20th June 2019||20th March 2019|
|Guaranty Trust Bank Plc||N2.45||6th March 2019||Nil||9th April 2019||18th April 2019||18th April 2019||8th April 2019|
|Seplat Petroleum Dev. Company Plc||US$0.05||6th March 2019||Nil||21st March 2019||16th May 2019||23rd May 2019||20th March 2019|
|Nestle Nig Plc||N38.50k||4th March 2019||Nil||13th - 17th May 2019||28th May 2019||29th May 2019||10th May 2019|
|McNichols Consolidated Plc||N0.05k||1st March 2019||Nil||9th - 15th April 2019||16th April 2019||26th April 2019||8th April 2019|
|Dangote Cement||N16.00||28th February 2019||Nil||4th - 10th June 2019||17th June 2019||18th June 2019||3rd June 2019|
|Africa Prudential Plc||N0.50k||26th February 2019||Nil||14th - 20th March 2019||26th March 2019||26th March 2019||13th March 2019|
|United Capital Plc||30kobo||21st February 2019||Nil||14th - 20th March 2019||28th March 2019||2nd April 2019||13th March 2019|
|Zenith Bank Plc||N2.50||19th February 2019||Nil||11th - 15th March 2019||18th March 2019||18th March 2019||8th March 2019|
|Transnational Corp. of Nig. Plc||3k||18th February 2019||Nil||1st - 5th March 2019||15th March 2019||19th March 2019||28th February 2019|
|Nigerian Breweries Plc||N1.83K||18th February 2019||Nil||7th - 13th March 2019||17th May 2019||20th May 2019||6th March 2019|
|Transcorp Hotel||15k||15th February 2019||Nil||28th February - 1 March 2019||15th March 2019||19th March 2019||27th February 2019|
|Newrest ASL NIG Plc||20k||Nil||29th April - 3rd May 2019||15th May 2019||16th May 2019|
|SIAML Pension ETF 40||N1.17||Nil||25th January 2019||N/A||28TH January 2019|
Forex turnover drops by 28.3% as naira depreciates against the dollar at I&E window
Naira improved against the dollar by N1.35, closing at N386.33 to a dollar, as against the indicative rate of N387.68 to a dollar that it opened with.
The naira has depreciated to N386.33 to a dollar at the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window, as the volatility of the foreign exchange market continues. The local currency was weakened by N0.83 against the dollar, when compared to the N385.50 to a dollar that it traded on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.
The exchange rate at the I&E window is different from the Central Bank of Nigeria’s published exchange rate, which currently stands at N360/$1. This is also different from the exchange rate at the parallel market, which is still stable at N445/$1, according to information on AbokiFX as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Available information from the daily trading at FMDQ (where FX is traded by importers and investors) shows that the naira improved against the dollar by N1.35, closing at N386.33 to a dollar, as against the indicative rate of N387.68 to a dollar that it opened with on Wednesday.
Further analysis of the information from the FMDQ shows that the turnover for the day declined by about 28.3% at $24.64 million. This is against the $34.35 million turnovers that was recorded the previous day.
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The foreign exchange market seems to have stabilized at the parallel market, following the reduction in demand for dollars especially by currency speculators, and improved liquidity. The rebound of crude oil prices appears to have eased the concerns of investors over possible devaluation of the naira.
The gap between the CBN official rate and the parallel market rate, also known as the black market, has been greatly reduced as the naira appreciated to N445 to a dollar from N460 to a dollar last week, following CBN’s intervention.
According to data compiled by Bloomberg, the Naira spot market rate is overvalued by 10% when measured by its current real effective exchange rate relative to the 5-year average.
Naira gains N68 against $1 at 12-month forward market, as devaluation concerns ease
The 12-month naira forwards increased to N454.50 per dollar on Wednesday, from a high of N522.56 on April 20.
The fiscal crisis being faced by Nigeria as a result of the coronavirus pandemic appears to be easing off a bit, following the gradual rebound of crude oil prices globally. The improved foreign exchange inflow has helped to ease off devaluation concerns.
The forward market is not isolated from the bullish trend, as the 12-month naira forwards increased to N454.50 per dollar on Wednesday, from a high of N522.56 on April 20. Also, the currency traded at N388 to the dollar in the spot market.
The local currency has also appreciated from N460 to a dollar to N445 to a dollar in the parallel market in less than 2 weeks, not long after the Central Bank of Nigeria started selling dollars to small and medium enterprises and foreign students.
The planned resumption of dollar sales to Bureau De Change (BDCs) is expected to further help ease the pressure in the market.
Meanwhile, the Brent traded over $40 per barrel, and the Nigerian Bonny light crude also traded almost $38 per barrel, both selling at the highest price in almost 3 months.
The oil prices are very important for Nigeria, as about 90% of its foreign exchange earnings is from crude oil sales.
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The foreign exchange market had been under intense pressure due to the low oil prices and the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus outbreak globally.
Nigeria’s external reserve had been badly hit, as it lost over $11 billion within a space of 10 months, crashing from its peak of $45.17 in June 11, 2019 to $33.42 in April 29, 2020.
The oil price increase has caused a rebound in the external reserve to over $36 billion as of June 1, and reduced the pressure on the naira with improved liquidity of the foreign exchange market.
Meanwhile, according to Bloomberg, a forecast from Fitch Ratings suggests that the naira is not yet out of the woods as a large current account deficit, capital outflows, and resistance to overhauling the exchange rate framework may cause a drop in external reserves to about $23 billion by the end of 2020.
This will adversely affect the apex bank’s capacity to defend the naira.