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Weak earnings by banks halt Nigerian stocks upside

Twenty-one (21) equities appreciated at price during the week, lower than sixty-nine (69) equities in the previous week.

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Nigerian Stocks ended the week cumulatively on a bearish note.

The All-Share Index and Market Capitalization depreciated by 2.57% to close the week at 34,136.82 and N17.838 trillion respectively.

A total turnover of 11.400 billion shares worth N35.892 billion in 39,265 deals was traded this week by investors on the floor of the Exchange, in contrast to a total of 4.509 billion shares valued at N58.733 billion that exchanged hands last week in 47,140 deals.

  • The Construction/Real Estate industry (measured by volume) led the activity chart with 8.529billion shares valued at N6.055 billion traded in 438 deals; thus contributing 74.82% and16.87% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
  • The Financial Services Industry followed with 1.991 billion shares worth N19.933 billion in 21,725 deals. The third place was the Conglomerates Industry, with a turnover of 423.702 million shares worthN526.698 million in 1,962 deals.
  • Trading in the top three equities namely UAC- Property Development Company Plc, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc. and Jaiz Bank Plc. (measured by volume) accounted for 9.259 billion shares worth N6.639 billion in 1,958 deals, contributing 81.22% and 18.50%to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
  • Twenty-one (21) equities appreciated at price during the week, lower than sixty-nine (69) equities in the previous week. Fifty-five (55) equities depreciated in price, higher than twelve(12) equities in the previous week, while eighty-five (85) equities remained unchanged, higher than eighty (80) recorded in the previous week.

Top 10 gainers W/W

  1. B.O.C. GASES PLC. up 39.88% to close N 6.77
  2. TRIPPLE GEE AND COMPANY PLC. up 19.57% to close N0.55
  3. NEM INSURANCE PLC up 17.27% to close N2.58
  4. AIICO INSURANCE PLC. up 12.22% to close N1.01
  5. IKEJA HOTEL PLC up 10.00% to close N1.10
  6. LINKAGE ASSURANCE PLC up 10.00% to close N0.55
  7. CONOIL PLC up 9.45% to close N20.85
  8. UPDC REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST up 9.21% to close N4.15
  9. CORNERSTONE INSURANCE PLC up 6.90% to close N0.62
  10. CHAMPION BREW. PLC. up 6.00% to close N1.06

Top 10 losers W/W

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  1. CORONATION INSURANCE PLC down 21.15% to close N0.41
  2. OANDO PLC down 19.75% to close N3.21
  3. JAPAUL OIL & MARITIME SERVICES PLC down 18.18% to close N0.27
  4. TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATION OF NIGERIA down 13.04% to close N1.00
  5. FBN HOLDINGS PLC down 12.12% to close N7.25
  6. STERLING BANK PLC. down 11.93% to close N1.92
  7. NIGERIAN AVIATION HANDLING COMPANY PLC down 11.54 % to close N2.30
  8. FIDELITY BANK PLC down 11.42% to close N2.56
  9. FCMB GROUP PLC. down 11.40% to close N3.03

Outlook

Nigerian Stocks had its bullish run halted arbitrarily on the bias that Stock traders and investors intensified their profit, taking into account the significant amount of weak earnings recorded by Nigerian Banks.

  • It was unsurprising to see four Nigerian banks in the top 10 losers chart for the week, as investors fretted on such performance on the basis that Nigeria’s banking industry remains the most vibrant after Agriculture, Energy in Africa’s largest economy.
  • Nairametrics, envisages you would seek the advice of a certified stockbroker when choosing stocks to buy, as most Nigerian stocks often offer cyclic returns.

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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. Featured Financial Market Analysis for a Fortune Global 500 Company. Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society. Follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina or email [email protected]

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Camey & Rock executes N4.3 billion worth of share purchase agreement with Resort Savings and Loans

Camey & Rock Business Consulting executes a share purchase agreement with Resort Savings and Loans Plc, worth N4.3 billion.

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Rock savings raises N4.3 billion, as Camey and Rock acquire majority shares  

Camey & Rock Business Consulting Limited has finally executed its share purchase agreement with the board of Resort Savings and Loans Plc, worth N4.3 billion.

This is according to a notification sent by the latter to the Nigerian Stock Exchange market yesterday and seen by Nairametrics.

The cash involved in the deal is scheduled to be injected in tranches. Also, activities related to the transactions are still ongoing.

In order to resolve some administrative and basic regulatory issues, Camey & Rock called for an extension from CBN to enable it conclude the recapitalization exercise of the bank outside the deadline of 31 December 2020 to 30 June 2021.

The call comes at a time when the investors plan to inject the next tranche of cash into the bank.

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The notification also revealed that the investors (Camey & Rock) have so far, assisted in motivating staff resolution and arrangement of some critical financial obligations, towards the filing of outstanding financial statements and relocation of the bank’s head office to 12, Boyle Street, Lagos.

What they are saying: A part of the recent disclosure reads: “The Board of Resort Savings and Loans Plc (the bank) wishes to notify the Nigerian Stock Exchange and investing public on the updates on the Bank’s recapitalization exercise.

“The Bank has executed a Share Purchase Agreement with Camey & Rock Business Consulting Limited (Camey & Rock or the investor) to the tune of N4.3billion, following Camey & Rock’s strategic equity investment in the Bank. The cash will be injected into the Bank in tranches.”

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Why it matters: The recent announcement will help recapitalize the bank. In addition, the board and management firmly believe that the strategic investment will change the face of the bank, repositioning it in the committee of financial services providers in Nigeria, and grow its capacity with consequent effect in increasing the wealth of stakeholders.

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ABC Transport to raise N1.4 billion through rights issue

ABC Transport Plc has secured the approval of its shareholders to raise additional capital through a rights issue.

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The Board of Directors of ABC Transport Plc has secured the approval of its shareholders to raise additional capital through a rights issue from existing shareholders.

This disclosure was made by the board of ABC Transport in a notification issued by the Company’s Secretary, Onyekachukwu C. Chigbo, after announcing shareholders’ resolutions at its 27th Annual General Meeting (AGM), held on Friday 27th November 2020.

READ: Prestige Assurance could be a good opportunity if it gets its recapitalization right

According to the information contained in the notification, the rights issue is N1.4billion, which could be raised via the issuance of shares and debt securities as determined by the Directors of the firm.

However, the rights issue is subject to the approval of regulatory authorities.

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READ: Another Fidelity Bank Non-Executive Director purchases 1 million shares worth N2.75million

What this means

A rights issue is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares in the company. This type of issue gives existing shareholders the “rights” to purchase new shares at a discount to the market price on a stated future date.

However, shareholders are not obligated to exercise this right.

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In this regard, the company may decide to use the additional capital raised from these offerings to existing shareholders to acquire assets, make a take-over, repay debts or save itself from bankruptcy.

This is expected to strengthen the company’s balance sheet, free up capital for the management to execute revenue, and profit optimizing projects, plans, and strategies.

READ: International Breweries Plc raises N165 billion, Rights Issue fully subscribed

What you should know

  • It is important to know that the board decided to raise additional capital after it had secured shareholders’ approval to increase the company’s authorized share capital from N1billion to N2.5billion by the creation of 3billion additional shares of 50 kobo each, ranking pari-passu in all respects with the existing shares in the Company’s equity.
  • In this regard, clause 6 of the Company’s Memorandum of Association and clause 5 of the Articles of Association respectively, will be amended to reflect the increase in the Authorized Share Capital.
  • This amendment will be done by deleting the words, “the authorized Share Capital of the Company is N1billion divided into 2billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each,” and substituting therewith the words “the authorized Share Capital of the Company is N2.5billion divided into 5billion ordinary shares of 50 kobo each.”

READ: Federal High Court directs meeting to consider the transfer of GTBank into a Holding Company

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GTBank, Nigerian Breweries, CAP drop, investors lose N42 billion

The market breadth closed negative as AIICO led 19 Gainers as against 22 Losers topped by NNFM at the end of today’s session.

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Nigerian Breweries brings the Bears to party, Investors down N20.5 billion 

Nigerian bourse ended Wednesday’s trading session on a bearish note.

The All Share Index dipped lower by 0.26% to close at 35,056.82 points as against the 0.30% gain recorded yesterday. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at +30.60%.

READ: CUTIX Plc announces appointment of non-executive directors

  • Nigerian Stock Exchange market capitalization now stands at N18.323 trillion. Investors lost N42 billion in the mid-week trading session.
  • Nigerian trading turnover at Wednesday’s trading session, however, printed positive as volume ticked by 19.72%, as against the 25.83% drop recorded on Tuesday.
  • ACCESS, FBNH, and ZENITHBANK were the most active to boost market turnover.
  • The market breadth closed negative as AIICO led 19 Gainers as against 22 Losers topped by NNFM at the end of today’s session – an unimproved performance when compared with the previous outlook.
  • CAP leads the list of active stocks that recorded an impressive volume spike at the end of today’s session.

READ: Cryptos: Nigerian financial experts talk risks associated with trading digital assets

Top gainers

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  1. AIICO up 9.90% to close at N1.11
  2. CUTIX up 7.14% to close at N1.8
  3. UBA up 5.49% to close at N8.65
  4. STANBIC up 3.90% to close at N44
  5. MAYBAKER up 2.94% to close at N3.5

READ: Nigeria’s inflation rate jumps to 14.23% in October 2020

Top losers

  1. NNFM down 9.67% to close at N6.26
  2. NB down 7.05% to close at N56
  3. CAP down 6.98% to close at N20
  4. GUARANTY down 2.57% to close at N34.1
  5. FLOURMILL down 2.17% to close at N27

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Outlook
Nigerian Stocks ended the third trading session for the week on a bearish note.

  • Selling pressure was significantly seen in blue-chip stocks like GTBank, Nigerian Breweries, CAP, Flour mills, as investors began a significant amount of profit-taking across the market spectrum.
  • Nairametrics envisages cautious buying, as institutional investors reduce some of their long positions amid growing uncertainty playing out in Nigeria’s currency market.

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