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Nigerian Stocks on a 3-day losing streak, triggered by Dangote Sugar, Ecobank

INTBREW led 17 Gainers as against 11 Losers topped by CAVERTON at the end of today’s session

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Nigerian bourse closed today’s trading session on a negative note. The All Share Index dropped by -0.07% to close at 25,532.74 points as against -0.19% drop recorded on Wednesday.

  • Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at -4.88%. Nigerian Stock Exchange Market capitalization presently stands at N13.344 trillion
  • Nigerian bourse trading turnover printed market as at today’s trading volume gained by +9.15% as against the 13.59% plunge recorded in Wednesday’s trading session.
  • FBNH, ACCESS, and ZENITHBANK were the most active to boost market turnover.
  • Market breadth closed positive as INTBREW led 17 Gainers, as against 11 Losers topped by CAVERTON at the end of today’s session, an improved performance when compared with the previous outlook

READ: Sells-Offs in GTBank, Zenith Bank stocks intensify, investors lose N42.8 billion

Top gainers

INTBREW up 10.00% to close at N3.3
NPFMCRFBK up 8.33% to close at N1.3
CADBURY up 4.23% to close at N7.4
FLOURMILL up 1.54% to close at N19.8
GUARANTY up 0.20% to close at N25

READ: Top NSE30 Stocks you should consider buying

Top losers

CAVERTON down 8.60% to close at N1.7
DANGSUGAR down 5.88% to close at N11.2
CUSTODIAN down 5.21% to close at N4.55
ETI down 2.47% to close at N3.95
FBNH down 1.01% to close at N4.9

READ: GTBank, Zenith Bank, MTN record gains, investors up by N50 billion

Outlook

Nigerian bourse ended Thursday’s trading session on a bearish note. It should be noted that its the third consecutive trading session of losses recorded at Nigeria’s Stock Market.

  • Falling oil prices and higher inflation(13.22%) continue to suppress the urge for foreign investors to take large junk in Nigeria’s stocks
  • NSE30 stocks like Dangote Suger, Ecobank, and FBN Holdings neutralized the gains recorded by GTBank, Flour Mill, and Cadbury.

Nairametrics expects you to invest on the longer horizon, amid strong fundamentals from many NSE30 stocks showing they are greatly undervalued.

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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CBO Capital Partners, Blackman & Co. move to sell 25% of shares held in Ellah Lakes

Substantial shareholders of Ellah Lakes have resolved to sell 25% of their stakes in the company.

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CBO Capital Partners, Blackman & Co move to sell 25% of shares held in Ellah Lakes

Ellah Lakes Nigeria Plc has announced plans to sell down a fraction of its shares held by substantial shareholders of the company

The company made this announcement via a press statement published on the website of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The statement revealed that three major shareholders of the company have each undertaken to sell down 25% of their shares held in Ellah Lakes on or before the 15th of March, 2021.

In 2019, following the acquisition of Telluria, the free float of Ellah Lakes was reduced to 13% as the majority of the company’s shares were consolidated. However, the free float of the company currently stands at 14.55%, below the regulatory threshold of 20%.

READ: Ellah Lakes shareholders fund leaps from N497.8 million to N4.5 billion 

In a bid to bring the Company into compliance with the 20% free float requirements of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, CBO Capital Partners, Blackman & Co, Osaro Oyegun who are substantial shareholders of Ellah lakes have resolved to sell down 25% of their holdings in the company.

Noting that the decision will help to put more shares of the company in the hands of the public, and resolve the lack of liquidity in the shares of Ellah lakes.

What they are saying

While speaking on this development the CEO of Ellah Lakes Plc, Chuka Mordi explained that the company needs to have more of its shares in the hands of the public, which is one of the reasons why Ellah Lakes is a publicly listed company.

He said: “We are working towards compliance, and we fully expect that we can achieve this by the deadline of 15th March 2021, so as to galvanize and encourage liquidity in the shares of Ellah lakes Plc.”

READ: Akpata replaces Lekwot, as Ellah Lakes’ Board Chairman

What you should know

  • CBO Capital Partners Limited and Blackman & Co. Limited who are substantial shareholders with more than 15% stakes in Ellah Lakes Plc recently acquired additional shares of the company.
  • Ellah lakes maintain a free float rate of 14.55%.
  • According to figures contained in the Company’s 2020 Annual report, CBO Capital and Blackman & Co. Limited held 28.20% and 16.92% of the issued share capital of the company respectively, as of 31st July 2020.
  • While Enotie Ogbebor and Osaro Oyegun, who are both directors in the company held 18.8% and 4.7% of the company’s shares respectively.

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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.

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Group Executive Director, others acquire over 3.5 million shares of United Capital Plc

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.

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