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First Bank, UBA, Stanbic jumpstart Nigerian stocks

STANBIC led 25 Gainers as against 16 Losers topped by ETERNA at the end of today’s session.

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Nigerian bourse ended Tuesday’s trading session on a positive note. The All Share index gained 0.64% to close at 34,340.56 points as against the 0.04%  drop recorded on Monday. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at +27.94%.

  • Nigerian Stocks trading turnover cumulatively tanked lower, as trading volume dipped by 35.67% as against +64.69% uptick recorded on Monday. ZENITH BANK, TRANSCORP and GUARANTY were the most active to boost market turnover.
  • The market breadth closed positive as STANBIC led 25 Gainers as against 16 Losers topped by ETERNA at the end of today’s session – an improved performance when compared with the previous outlook.
  • CILEASING leads the list of active stocks that recorded an impressive volume spike at the end of today’s session.

Top gainers

  1. STANBIC up 7.08% to close at N42.35
  2. UBA up 6.49% to close at N8.2
  3. ACCESS up 5.70% to close at N8.35
  4. FBNH up 6.72% to close at N7.15
  5. UPDCREIT up 9.64% to close at N4.55

Top losers

  1. ETERNA down 9.98% to close at N4.15
  2. FIDSON down 9.81% to close at N4.87
  3. JBERGER down 8.95% to close at N17.3
  4. UACN down 3.77% to close at N7.65
  5. GUINNESS down 2.78% to close at N17.5

Outlook

Nigerian Stocks soared higher at the second trading session of the week, coupled with Africa’s largest exporting earning product, crude oil reaching its highest level since March.

  • Significant buying pressure from Nigerian tier-1 banks which include First Bank, UBA, Stanbic, rallied Nigerian Stocks north, on the bias showing Nigeria’s apex bank in its just-concluded monetary policy meeting retained the monetary policy rate and cash reserve ratio.
  • Nairametrics envisages cautious buying amid reports that still show COVID-19 pandemic will remain on the major headlines, at least in the near term.

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 or email [email protected] He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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United Capital Plc CEO purchases additional 1.3 million shares worth N7.19 million

United Capital Plc CEO has purchased an additional 1.3 million units of the firm’s shares worth N7.19 million.

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The CEO of United Capital Plc, Mr. Peter Ashade has purchased an additional 1.3 million units of the firm’s shares worth N7.19 million, maintaining a 3-monthly buying streak.

This is according to a recent disclosure signed by the firm’s secretary, Leo Okafor, and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange market today, as seen by Nairametrics.

The recent deal which took place on the 22nd of January, 2021 saw the United Capital boss purchase an additional 1,330,613 units of the firm’s share at N5.40 per share, totaling N7, 185,310.2.

Nairametrics learned that the recent deal raises the total number of shares purchased by the CEO in the last three months by an additional 6,000,000 units.

What you should know

  • Mr. Ashade earlier purchased additional 1.5million units of United Capital Plc shares, worth N8.03 million, as reported by Nairametrics.
  • Nairametrics also reported the purchase of one million units of the United Capital Plc shares by its CEO.
  • As of the time of reporting this, United Capital Plc share price currently trades at N5.40, down by 0.92%.
  • The firm has a current market capitalization of N32.4 billion and 6million outstanding shares.
  • The recent deal might be an indicator of strong investors’ confidence in the potentials of the firm.

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Airtel, WAPCO, MRS rally up, investors gain N46 billion

The All Share Index gained 0.21% to close at 41,088.96 index points. Year to date return and market capitalization settled at 2.03%, and N21.49 trillion respectively

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Nigerian Stocks ended the first trading session on a bullish note.

The All Share Index gained 0.21% to close at 41,088.96 index points. Year-to-date return and market capitalization settled at 2.03%, and N21.49 trillion respectively. Investors gain N45.49 billion.

  • A total volume of 333 million units of shares, valued at N2.64billion exchanged hands in 5,640 deals. TRANSCORP (-5.26%) finished the most traded shares by volume at 48.9million, while ZENITHBANK (0.00%) topped by value at N418 million.
  • Market breadth was however inverse of the broad index with 30 losers against 19 gainers. MRS (+9.82%) led the gainer’s chart today, while CILEASING (-10.00%) was the top loser.
  • Performance across sectors was mixed; like Oil & Gas (-0.80%), Consumer Goods (-0.72%) and Insurance (-0.58%) closed in red, while the Industrial and Banking indexes improved by +0.54 and 0.49% respectively.

Top gainers

  1. MRS up 9.82%  to close at N12.3
  2. JBERGER up 3.17% to close at N19.5
  3. WAPCO up 1.92% to close at N26.5
  4. DANGCEM up 0.85% to close at N236
  5. AIRTELAFRI up 0.38% to close at N855

 

 

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Top losers

  1. CILEASING down 10.00% to close at N5.13
  2. ARDOVA down 9.78% to close at N18.45
  3. INTBREW down 6.53% to close at N6.16
  4. NASCON down 5.81% to close at N16.2
  5. UNILEVER down 2.22% to close at N13.2

Outlook

Nigerian Bourse recorded an impressive winning streak this week as some NSE30 stocks including, AIRTELAFRI, DANGCEM, WAPCO triggered the upward run on Monday’s trading session.

  • The Nigerian Stock market advance to close in positive territory as buying interest was seen on stocks across the board.
  • Nairametrics however, envisages cautious buying, amid improved market conditions in Nigeria’s financial market.

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Champion Breweries shares increase by a whopping 58% in six trading sessions

Champion Breweries stocks are up by more than 58% in just six trading sessions amid expectations of MTO and by Heineken.

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Champion Breweries stocks are up by more than 58% in just six trading sessions as buying interests by investors continue to prop the shares of the company upon the expectation of a mandatory takeover by Heineken.

Findings by Nairametrics at the close of trading today, 25th of January 2021, revealed that the share price of Champion Breweries has increased from N1.35 to N2.14 in just six trading sessions on the NSE.

This indicates that the shares of Champion Breweries Plc increased by 58.52% between the close of trade on Friday 15th of January, and Monday 25th January 2021.

It is essential to understand that buyers dominated trading activities on the company’s shares on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange as the market price of the company’s shares went up by 9.74%, less than 20 minutes after the NSE opened, as buying pressure by investors continue to push the shares of the company higher.

The drive behind the increase in Champion Breweries shares

Investors’ buying interests in Champion Breweries Plc shares, was said to have been triggered by the expectation of a mandatory takeover by Heineken through its Special Purpose Entity, Raysun Nigeria Limited, which investors believe would birth a potential merger with the largest Brewer in the country, Nigerian Breweries Plc.

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Recall that Nairametrics reported that, Raysun Nigeria Limited, a Special Purpose Entity (SPE) wholly-owned by Heineken Brouwerijen B.V., acquired 1,903,609,538 additional shares of the brewery company, worth N4.95 billion on 7 January 2021, at a price of N2.60 per share.

The acquisition took Heineken’s total stake in Champion Breweries to 6,633,043,538 or 84.72% (indirectly).

What you should know

  • Since the news of Heineken’s indirect acquisition of additional shares in Champion Breweries through Raysun Nigeria Limited was disclosed on the 8th of January 2021, shares of the company have appreciated by 110%.
  • The YTD gains of the shares of Champion Breweries on NSE, at the close of trading activities today currently stands at 148.84%.

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