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MTN, GTBank record gains, Nigerian Stocks yearly returns now at 0.55%

A total volume of 459.7 million units of shares, valued at N4.30billion exchanged hands in 4,553 deals.

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Nigerian banking stocks remain most liquid stocks, as investors gain N25.1 billion, DANGOTE CEMENT, OKOMUOIL and GUINNESS drag Nigerian Stock market down,  SEPLAT, GUINNESS, Breaks Nigerian Bourse Support Levels, Investors Lose N49 Billion  

Nigerian bourse resumed trading for the month on a positive note, as investors’ appetite remained bullish to the equities market.

The All-Share Index and Market Capitalization improved further by 0.57% to close the week at 26,985.77 points and N14.1billion respectively.

Consequently, YTD performance advanced to the positive terrain to print at 0.55%.

  • A total volume of 459.7 million units of shares, valued at N4.30billion exchanged hands in 4,553 deals, as ZENITHBANK (+1.12%) finished the most traded shares by volume and value at 132.3million units and N878.6million respectively.
  • Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth, was positive as 23 stocks advanced against 10 decliners.
  • DANGSUGAR (+4.03%) led the gainer’s chart to close the week, while UACN (-6.47%) finished the top loser.
  • Sector Performance
  • NSE Banking Index: Improved 0.59%, on buy interest in GUARANTY (+3.85%) and ZENITHBANK (+1.12%).
  • NSE Industrial Index: Up 0.45%, on WAPCO (+1.00%) and DANGCEM (+0.77%) gain.
  • NSE Consumer Goods Index: Gained 0.30%, on price appreciation in DANGSUGAR (4.03%) and HONYFLOUR (+1.09%)
  • NSE Oil & Gas Index: Up slightly by 0.15%, on OANDO (+1.78%).
  • NSE Insurance Index: Down by 0.59%, on price decline recorded in CORNERST (-7.69%) and AIICO (-3.66%)

Top gainers

  • DANGSUGAR up 4.03% to close at N12.9
  • GUARANTY up 3.39% to close at N29
  • MTNN up 0.78% to close at N130
  • DANGCEM up 0.77% to close at N144
  • JBERGER up 1.25% to close at N16.25

Top Losers

  • CORNERST down 7.69% to close at N0.6
  • UACN down 6.47% to close at N6.5
  • FCMB down 4.11% to close at N2.1
  • ETI down 2.38% to close at N4.1
  • FLOURMILL down 0.69% to close at N21.5

Outlook

Nigerian bourse traded positive amid high sell-offs  in global stocks as the most powerful political leader tested positive to the COVID-19 virus.

  • Significant buying pressures were noticed around blue-chip stocks like MTN Nigeria, GTBank, and Dangote cement railed the Nigerian bourse to an all-perfect, bullish trading run.
  • The odds seem to be with the Nigerian Stock Market as a recent report showed Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on Nigeria’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to Stable from Negative and affirmed the IDR at ‘B’.
  • The report also projected Brent oil prices to average USD41/barrel in 2020, USD45/barrel in 2021, and USD50/barrel in 2022.
  • In addition, the report expects Nigeria’s oil production volume to average 1.93mbpd in 2020, 1.87mbpd in 2021, and 2mbpd in 2022, all things being equal.
  • Nairametrics however envisage cautious buying, as market indicators tilt towards an overbought bias.

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment Trading and Financial Market Analysis. Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society. You can follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected]

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Lafarge, Nigerian Breweries, Stanbic IBTC, others top best performing stocks in Q3 2020

Nairametrics reviews the best stocks in Q3 2020, judging by their performance.

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Lafarge Africa, Nigerian Breweries, Stanbic IBTC, United Capital, and FTN Cocoa made the list of best-performing stocks in the third quarter of 2020 (July – Sept’20).

The third quarter of the year was a recovery period for the Exchange, as the All Share Index grew by 9.61% to close the gap caused by the negative performance it endured in the first quarter of the year – during the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also recorded a 14.92% positive growth in the second quarter.

As Company stocks is one of the popular means of short-term investments in Nigeria and a look at persistent inflationary pressures; it is imperative to assess the performances of the stocks listed on the exchange during the covid era, to ascertain the profitability of investors in this period.

To determine the best-performing stocks, we looked at the stock prices as of the last trading day in June 2020 and compared to their prices as of the last trading day of September 2020. Here are the top 5:


Lafarge Africa Plc

The Cement manufacturing company grew its stock value by as much as 50% between July and September 2020. As at 30th June 2020, the stock of Lafarge was worth N10 per unit of share but grew to N15 as at the last trading day of September – with a market capitalization of N241.6 billion.

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A cursory look at the Q2 2020 financial performance, shows a 5% year-on-year decrease in revenue generated. However, a reduced cost of sales helped improved the company’s gross profit by 10% and a subsequent 78% increase in profit before tax at N19.38 billion.

June 30th – N10

September 30th – N15

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Return – 50%

Ranking – First


Nigerian Breweries Plc

The second on the list is the brewery giant, Nigerian Breweries – the makers of Star Lager, Fayrouz, Goldberg, and many other consumables. It grew its stocks by 35.73% from N36.1 as of 30th of June to N49 per share at the end of Q3 2020. The market capitalization also closed at N391.8 billion as at the review period, being the second most capitalized consumer goods firm – only behind Nestle Nigeria.

A look at the Q2 2020 financials, shows that the company endured a downturn, mostly affected by the COVID-induced lockdown, which halted all social gatherings, as it posted a profit before tax of N69.8 million – 99% decline compared to N7.95 billion recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2019.

However, with the lifting of lockdown nationwide, the outlook for the Q3 and Q4 2020 appears to be positive, as investors have shown confidence in the brand, which has translated into a positive stock performance in the quarter.

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June 30th – N36.1

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September 30th – N49

Return – 35.73%

Ranking – Second


Stanbic IBTC Plc

The third most capitalized bank on the stock exchange is also the third on the list of best performing stocks in Q3 2020, growing its stock by 33.88% from N30.25 per unit of share recorded as of June 30th to N40.5 at the end of trading in September – with a total market capitalization of N449.8 billion.

In the same vein, the Q2 performance of Stanbic IBTC indicates an 11% increase in gross earnings, which permeates into 32.2% increase in profit before tax – from N21.1 billion recorded in Q2 2019, as against N27.9 billion in the review period.

June 30th – N30.25

September 30th – N40.5

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Return – 33.88%

Ranking – Third

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United Capital Plc

The financial and investment service firm recorded a 30.59% increase in its stock value, as it moved from N2.55 per unit of share as at June 30th to N3.33 as at the end of September. This growth places United Capital in fourth position, as one the best performing stocks between July and September 2020.

The investment firm displayed firm resolve against the effects of COVID-19 in the second quarter of the year – as it posted a profit before tax of N1.5 billion, as against N1.2 billion reported in the corresponding quarter of 2019. This indicates a 22.9% increase in profit.

June 30th – N2.55

September 30th – N3.33

Return – 30.59%

Ranking – Fourth


FTN Cocoa Processors Plc

A unit of FTN Cocoa shares was valued at 20 kobo as at June 30th. However, it grew by 30% to N26 kobo as at the end of trading on 30th September 2020, leaving its total market capitalization at N572 million.

Data obtained from Nairalytics – the research arm of Nairametrics, showed that FTN Cocoa has not released its financials since Q1 2019. However, the cocoa processing company was able to post a positive stock performance in the third quarter of the year to sit fifth on the list.

The company was formerly registered as Fantastic Traders Nigeria Limited, a Limited Liability Company, which was incorporated in 1991. It commenced cocoa processing business in a third-party arrangement (Toll Processing) with Stanmark cocoa processing company limited in 1995. They converted cocoa beans into cocoa butter and cocoa cake/powder, and later extended their activities to Ile-oluji, Cocoa Cooperative etc.

June 30th – N0.20k

September 30th – N0.26k

Return – 30%

Ranking – Fifth


Bubbling Under

The following stocks make up the rest of the top 10 in descending order:

6. Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

7. University Press Plc

8. Eterna Plc

9. Unity Bank Plc

10. Fidson Healthcare Plc


Bottom line: With a double-digit growth in the following stocks, Investors who bought these stocks would be delighted to see their investments appreciate during this period and will look forward to gaining more in the subsequent periods.

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Nigerian stocks on steroids, investors on hat trick

Market breadth closed positive as NESTLE led 41 Gainers as against 5 Losers topped by ROYALEX.

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Closed Period

Nigerian bourse continued its impressive run for 3 days amid many odds weighing other financial markets.

  • The All Share Index gained by +1.58% to close at 29,437.60 points, as against +0.70% appreciation recorded on Tuesday. Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalization now stands at N15.4 trillion.
  • Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at +9.67%.
  • That said, Nigerian bourse trading turnover dropped by 2.68%, as against the 13.14% gain recorded on Tuesday. ZENITHBANK , FIDELITYBK, and ETI were the most active to boost market turnover.
  • Market breadth closed positive as NESTLE led 41 Gainers, as against 5 Losers topped by ROYALEX at the end of today’s session – an unimproved performance when compared with the previous outlook.

Top gainers

  1. NESTLE up 10.00% to close at N1292.5
  2. CONOIL up 9.80% to close at N19.05
  3. FLOURMILL up 6.42% to close at N28.2
  4. TOTAL up 5.97% to close at N118.9
  5. DANGCEM up 2.17% to close at N155.3

Top Losers

  1. ROYALEX down 8.00% to close at N0.23
  2. CUTIX down 6.84% to close at N1.77
  3. HONYFLOUR down 1.03% to close at N0.96
  4. AFRIPRUD down 0.85% to close at N5.85
  5. MAYBAKER down 0.33% to close at N3.05

Outlook
Nigerian Stocks got fired up amid falling oil prices and the U.S dollar gained strongly at the mid-week trading session.

  • Buying pressure was significantly seen across leading NSE 30 Stocks like Dangote Cement, Nestle, and not forgetting Total which recently declared a profit after tax of N500million in Q3 thereby beating market analysts forecasts.
  • Nairametrics, however, envisages cautious buying as the COVID-19 crisis seems to be getting out of hand in Nigeria’s key international markets that include Western Europe and the United States.

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GTBank, Cadbury, keep Nigerian Stocks fired up, Investors gain N105.76 Billion

Market breadth closed positive as LINKASSURE led 46 Gainers as against 2 Losers topped by WEMABANK

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Value of shares traded by top 10 stockbrokers up 133% despite COVID-19, investors, Raging Bulls lift Brent Crude price by 10%

Nigerian Stock Market ended the Tuesday trading session on a bullish note.

The All Share Index gained by 0.28% to close at 28,777.96 basis points as against +0.28% appreciation recorded previously. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stand at +7.21%, and investors gained 105.76 Billion.

READ: #EndSARS protests curb Bulls at the Nigerian Stock Market

  • Nigerian bourse trading turnover also ended positively as volume ticked up by +20.44%, as against the +20.44% uptick recorded in the previous session.
  • FBNH, ACCESS, and FIDELITYBK were the most active to boost market turnover. CILEASING led the list of active stocks that recorded an impressive volume spike at the end of today’s session.
  • Market breadth closed positive as LINKASSURE led 46 Gainers as against 2 Losers topped by WEMABANK at the end of today’s session – an improved performance when compared with the previous outlook.

READ: Why you should avoid investing long term in Nigeria’s stock market

Top gainers

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  1. FLOURMILL up 9.50% to close at N26.5
  2. CONOIL up 9.81% to close at N17.35
  3. CADBURY up 9.21% to close at N8.3
  4. GUINNESS up 5.63% to close at N16.9
  5. GUARANTY up 1.96% to close at N31.25

READ: #EndSARS: FG creates new N25 billion Youth Fund, to increase to N75 billion in 3 years

Top Losers

  1. WEMABANK down 1.72% to close at N0.57
  2. NEM down 1.46% to close at N2.03
  3. DEAPCAP flat to close at N0.27
  4. UNIONDICON flat to close at N10.95
  5. MOBIL flat to close at N178.3

READ: Nigerian bourse close flat, triggered by low market liquidity

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Outlook
Nigerian Stocks were all fired up at Tuesday’s trading session. The surge is partially attributed to the leading blue-chip stocks that includes GTBank, Cadbury, Conoil, and Flour mills.

  • Buying pressure got intensified as Nigeria’s major export earning – crude oil recorded impressive gains amidst the falling US dollar.
  • Nairametrics, however, advises that you seek to buy stocks from a certified stockbroker, as some local equities exhibit cyclic returns.

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