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Zenith Bank, Unilever, Okomu Oil record losses as investors lose N39.2 billion

FIDSON led 7 Gainers as against 28 Losers topped by CILEASING at the end of today’s session.

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Nigerian continued its decline for three consecutive trading sessions. The All Share Index dropped by 0.28% to close at 25,424.91 points as against 0.33% plunge recorded on Tuesday. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at -5.28%.

Nigerian Stock Exchange capitalization presently stands at N13.264 billion as Investors’ losses stood at N39.23 billion.

Nigerian bourse trading turnover was however impressive as its volume moved up by 11.40% as against a 5.07% drop recorded in the previous trading session. ZENITH BANK, FBNH, and UBA were the most active to boost market turnover.

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OKOMUOIL leads the list of active stocks that recorded an impressive volume spike at the end of today’s trading session as market breadth closed bearish.

FIDSON led 7 Gainers as against 28 Losers topped by CILEASING at the end of today’s session an unimproved performance when compared with the previous outlook.

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Top gainers

FIDSON up 7.28% to close at N3.98
PZ up 6.25% to close at N4.25
CUSTODIAN up 3.13% to close at N4.95
FCMB up 2.73% to close at N2.26
WAPCO up 0.83% to close at N12.15

Top Losers

CILEASING down 8.97% to close at N3.55
UACN down 4.76% to close at N6
UNILEVER down 4.00% to close at N14.4
ZENITHBANK down 2.96% to close at N16.4
OKOMUOIL down 1.27% to close at N78

Outlook

Nigerian bourse recorded a hat trick of losses this trading week, in spite of the gains recorded in the crude oil market at the latter part of London’s trading session.

Selling pressure at Unilever, Zenith bank Stocks added more bearish sentiments at Wednesday’s trading session.
Nairametrics envisage cautious buying, as profit-taking by investors strengthens.

Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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Most popular stock trading app for young traders ready to list on NASDAQ

The company has increasingly gained popularity during the COVID-19, as homebound young people turned to online trading to pass the time.

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Robinhood, the most popular trading app among a significant number of millennials and Gen Z has chosen Nasdaq Exchange, the popular tech-dominated stock exchange for its initial public offering, according to reports seen on CNBC.

Robinhood whose major mission is to “democratize” investing is viewed as the main gateway to many young stock traders especially in emerged markets to access the equity and crypto markets.

The company has increasingly gained popularity during the COVID-19, as homebound young people turned to online trading to pass the time and make money.

Though it’s important in noting that the stock trading app though has not yet officially filed for listing.

The report however failed to give clarity on what option Robinhood might choose to take in going public whether the direct listing or a traditional IPO option.

In addition, the American-based fintech company has lowered the obstacles many retail investors might have as its sets the stage for one of the biggest public debuts of the year.

That being said, all coast seems clear for the green-coloured trading app to file its S-1 with the U.S SEC.
Goldman Sachs, America’s most elite bank is advising Robinhood on this matter.

However, its recent role at the center of the so-called WallStreetBets has lately attracted a big question mark among leading politicians and regulators.

The U.S SEC had already investigated why Robinhood temporarily suspended a significant number of retail traders from trading GameStop (GME) and a few other stocks at that time amid abnormal gains seen in those assets in the review.

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Nestlé S.A. acquires additional shares in Nestlé Nigeria worth N2.92 billion

The Swiss multinational has acquired about 2.17 million additional shares in its Nigerian subsidiary worth N2.92 billion.

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Maggi Signature, Nestle Nigeria revenue climb 5% as profit hit N26.2 billion, Nestle Nigeria's Unaudited Financial Statements, Nestlé S. A. acquires additional shares in Nestlé Nigeria worth N2.92 billion

Nestlé S.A, the parent company of Nestlé Nigeria Plc, with more than 66.5% ownership stake in its Nigerian subsidiary, has acquired about 2.17 million additional shares in the FMCG company.

This information was contained in a notification of share dealing by an insider, issued by the leading consumer goods company in compliance with the Nigerian Stock Exchange policy on insider dealing.

The notification revealed that Nestlé S.A, the Switzerland-based consumer goods behemoth increased its stake in Nestlé Nigeria, with the acquisition of a total of 2,166,647 additional shares of the FMCG company, at a price of N1349.00 per share.

This puts the total consideration for the shares purchased by the Swiss multinational at N2.92 billion.

Why this matters

  • Dealings by insiders of listed companies are corporate actions to be disclosed by the management of the company.
  • This is in compliance with NSE’s policy on insider dealing, as the disclosure is key in the effort to ensure transparency and reinforce the trust of the investing public.
  • The purchase of the shares of Nestle Nigeria further cements Nestle S.A’s position as the majority shareholder of the company, with an ownership stake of 66.5% (without taking the recent acquisition into consideration).

What you should know

  • Nestle S.A is the majority shareholder of Nestlé Nigeria Plc, with 527,080,970 units of the total issued shares of the company (December 31st, 2020).
  • According to a recent report, the Swiss multinational is set to earn a mega N32 billion in dividend from its Nigerian subsidiary, for the year ended December 2020.
  • Nestlé Nigeria shares at the close of trade today are presently valued at N1350 per share. The share price of the company is down -10.32% YTD.

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