United Capital Plc has notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange that its Group Executive Director, Sunday Anene, and other shareholders of the company have acquired over 3.5 million units of United Capital Plc shares, worth ₦14.4 million.
The formal disclosure was made by the Company Secretary, Leo Okafor, which is in line with the Nigerian Stock Exchange’s policy on insider dealing.
According to the disclosure, Sunday Anene purchased 915,574 additional units of United Capital shares, worth ₦3,746,246.52 in two transactions.
In similar disclosures signed by the company’s Secretary, the following shareholders purchased the shares of the company:
- Mr Peter Ashade of Artol Investment Company Limited purchased 2,100,000 units worth ₦8,548,800.00, spread over two deals.
- Emanuel Nnorom of Vine foods Limited bought 500,000 units of United Capital shares at N4.12 per share.
- However, the purchase consideration for the 3,515,574 units of United Capital shares purchased by the Group Executive Officer and other related parties is put at ₦14,355,046.52. This further cements their position as major shareholders in the company.
Why this matters
Dealings by insiders of listed companies is a regulatory disclosure required by the Nigerian Stock Exchange, which enhances transparency.
MTN, UBA, UNILEVER tick up, investors gain N43 billion
With 18 gainers and 16 losers, most sectoral indices rode on the back of gains by mid and large-cap stocks to close positive.
Nigerian Stocks continued its bullish run at the last trading session of the week. The Nigerian All-Share index rose by 0.24%. Consequently, the year-to-date return advanced to 29.94%.
The All Share Index (ASI), advanced from its opening index of 34,803.00 points to close at 34,885.51 points. The aggregate market value of all quoted equities also increased from its opening value of N18.184 trillion to close the week at N18.227 trillion.
- A total volume of 190.2 billion units of shares, valued at N3.33billion exchanged hands in 3,976 deals. TRANSCORP was the most traded shares by volume with 37.4 million units, while MTNN topped by value at N1.79billion.
- The NSE Consumer Goods and Oil & Gas indexes leaped by 0.14 and 0.06% respectively. On the contrary, the NSE Insurance and Banking Indexes depreciated by 1.93 and 0.23% respectively while the Industrial Goods Index closed flat.
- With 18 gainers and 16 losers, most sectoral indices rode on the back of gains by mid and large-cap stocks to close positive. NAHCO (+9.09%) was the top gainer today, while PORTPAINT (+9.09%) led the laggards today.
- NAHCO up 9.09% to close at N2.4
- FIDSON up 7.25% to close at N5.47
- UNILEVER up 5.77% to close at N13.75
- UBA up 1.82% to close at N8.4
- MTNN up 1.31% to close at N155
- PORTPAINT down 8.42% to close at N2.61
- MANSARD down 6.40% to close at N2.34
- NEM down 3.14% to close at N2.47
- GUINNESS down 1.55% to close at N19
- GUARANTY down 1.13% to close at N35
Nigerian stocks recorded gains amid falling oil prices prevailing at the US trading session on Friday.
- Major gains by large capitalized stocks that include MTN Nigeria, Unilever, UBA added N43 billion to the Nigerian Stock market capitalization.
- Nairametrics envisage cautious buying amid significant price volatility currently in play at the Nigerian Stock market.
GTBank, Mobil, Cadbury tick up, amid sell-offs in First Bank, UBA
The market breadth closed flat as NCR led 21 Gainers as against 21 Losers topped by AFRIPRUD at the end of today’s session.
Nigerian Stocks ended Thursday’s trading session on a slightly bullish note. The All Share Index gained +0.10% to close at 34,803 points, as against the 1.25% gain seen on Wednesday. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at +29.66%.
Nigerian Stock Exchange trading turnover ended on a bearish note, taking to account that volume dipped by 40.78% as against the +19.02% gain recorded in the previous session.
- ZENITHBANK, TRANSCORP, and ACCESS were the most active to boost market turnover.
- The sectorial performance also improved slightly as the Oil & Gas, Insurance, Consumer Goods and banking Indexes advanced by +2.77%, +0.97%, +0.61%, and +0.02 respectively, while the industrial index fell by -0.03%.
- Sector performance
- NSE Oil & Gas Index: Up by +2.77%, as a result of price appreciation in MOBIL (+9.89%) and OANDO (+9.23%).
- NSE Insurance Index: Advanced by +0.97%, on gains in WAPIC (+7.32%), CHIPLC (+6.90%), and AIICO (+5.26%).
- NSE Consumer Goods Index: Improved by +0.61%, due to renewed buy interest in INTBREW (+9.62%), CADBURY (+9.09%) and GUINNESS (+7.22%).
- NSE Banking Index: Flat at 0.02%, saved by GUARANTY (+2.61%).
- NSE Industrial Index: Slipped by -0.03% due to UNIONDAC (-7.41%).
The market breadth closed flat as NCR led 21 Gainers as against 21 Losers topped by AFRIPRUD at the end of today’s session – an unimproved performance when compared with the previous outlook.
- INTBREW up 9.62% to close at N7.18
- MOBIL up 9.89% to close at N208.8
- CADBURY up 9.09% to close at N9.6
- GUINNESS up 7.22% to close at N19.3
- GUARANTY up 2.61% to close at N35.4
- AFRIPRUD down 5.76% to close at N5.89
- UBN down 5.17% to close at N5.5
- DANGSUGAR down 3.15% to close at N20
- UBA down 2.94% to close at N8.25
- FBNH down 2.68% to close at N7.25
Nigerian bourse ended the fourth trading session on a slightly positive note amid falling oil prices prevailing at the U.S trading session.
- Top gains from GTBank, Mobil, Cadbury, and Guinness, neutralized the losses that came from First Bank, UBA, and Union Bank.
- Nairametrics envisage cautious buying on prevailing market conditions seen in Nigeria’s key international markets, particularly Europe.
Slack gains 22% on Salesforce buyout offer
Salesforce is reportedly interested in buying Slack, the popular workplace for many leading firms.
Salesforce is reportedly interested in buying Slack. The popular workplace for many leading firms like Amazon has sent shares of the smaller firm up over 22% at the most recent trading session.
In a report credited to WSJ, the companies could reach a deal within days and possibly by the time Salesforce reports its third-quarter financial results, Tuesday.
The anticipated deal has got global investors excited as Slack shares gained over 37%, according to data retrieved from Bloomberg. Slack is worth $40.70 per share as of the time of writing, valuing it at around $23.22 billion.
Salesforce the world’s biggest seller of customer relationship software is led by co-founder Marc Benioff, a pioneer in providing software via the cloud through a subscription.
What this means
Slack is popularly known among many firms for its user-friendly interface. It empowers global businesses to embed workflows. Stock experts anticipate such a deal would be beneficial to the Salesforce family of products, which spans marketing, sales, service, and more.
However, at the time of writing of Salesforce fell around 5% as some investors in the American-based SaaS pioneer were not so delighted about such synergy or perhaps worried about the price that would be required to bring such business to Salesforce fold.