Nigerian Stocks ended Thursday’s trading session on a bullish note.
The All Share Index rose today by 0.31% to 40,590.85 index points. Year to date return and market capitalization settled at 0.79%, and N21.22 trillion respectively.
- A total volume of 2.133 billion units of shares, valued at N7.50 billion exchanged hands in 4,558 deals.
- CHAMPION BREW was the most traded shares by volume and value at 1.905 billion units and N4.950 billion.
- Market sentiment was positive as market breadth came with 27 advancers and 14 decliners. SEPLAT (+10.00%) led the gainer’s chart today, while UNILEVER (-6.47%) was the top loser.
- SEPLAT up 10.00% to close at N451
- ARDOVA up 9.96% to close at N14.9
- DANGSUGAR up 3.83% to close at N19
- NB up 3.57% to close at N58
- GUARANTY up 1.54% to close at N33
- UNILEVER down 6.47% to close at N13
- FIDSON down 4.26% to close at N4.5
- GUINNESS down 4.08% to close at N17.65
- UBN down 1.87% to close at N5.25
- FLOURMILL down 1.11% to close at N26.7
Nigerian Bourse recorded its 3-day winning streak as some NSE30 stocks including, SEPLAT, GTBank, triggered the upward run at Thursday’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, envisage cautious buying, amid improved market conditions in Nigeria’s financial market.
CitiTrust Financial Services Limited invests N395.9 million in additional LivingTrust Mortgage shares
CitiTrust has invested an additional N395.9 million for the purchase of an additional 659.8 million units of Living Trust Mortgage Bank.
CitiTrust Financial Services Limited has disclosed that it has invested an additional N395.9 million for the purchase of an additional 659.8 million units of Living Trust Mortgage Bank (formerly known as Omoluabi Mortgage Bank) shares.
This is according to a disclosure signed by the firm’s secretary, Olabisi Fayombo, and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, as seen by Nairametrics.
The breakdown of the transaction revealed that a total of N359.9 million were spent for the purchase of an additional 659,750,000 units at N0.60 per share, and on two different occasions, i.e., 18th and 19th of January, 2021.
Recall that in 2019, CitiTrust Financial Services (CFS) Group Plc became the majority shareholder in LivingTrust Mortgage Bank, after investing heavily into the bank, preparing the stage for the bank to be more efficient and competitive.
What you should know:
- Nairametrics earlier reported a much more improved revenue of N192 million for LivingTrust Mortgage Bank in its last reported financials-Q3, 2020.
- In 2014, LivingTrust listed its shares on the Alternative Securities Market (ASeM) of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and thus became the first company to do so.
- The transaction might be an indicator of increased investors’ confidence in the firm’s future and potentials.
- LivingTrust Mortgage Bank shares closed trading for the week at N0.60
UBA, WAPCO, NEM drop amid profit-taking
Market sentiment, as measured by the market breadth, closed negative as 33 stocks lost, relative to 21 gainers.
Nigerian stocks ended the week on a bearish note as the All Share Index declined further by -0.24% today to close at 41,001.99 from 41,099.15 index points.
- Year-to-date and market capitalization similarly fell by -0.24% to settle at 1.82%, and N21.44 trillion respectively.
- A total volume of 591.4 million units of shares, valued at N5.07 billion exchanged hands in 5,767 deals. TRANSCORP (-1.72%) was the most traded shares by volume at 169.2 million units, while ZENITHBANK topped by value at N681 million.
- Market sentiment, as measured by the market breadth, closed negative as 33 stocks lost, relative to 21 gainers. LIVESTOCK (-10.00%) led the laggards today, while NCR (+9.86%) topped the gainers’ list.
- With losses recorded in all sectors, except for the consumer goods sector which advanced by +0.06%, the NSE banking, oil & gas, industrials, and insurance sectors fell by 0.17%, 0.29%, 0.50%, and 7.93%, respectively.
- NCR up 9.86% to close at N3.12
- CUTIX up 9.71% to close at N2.26
- CHAMPION up 9.55% to close at N1.95
- REDSTAREX up 3.03% to close at N3.4
- FLOURMILL up 1.27% to close at N32
- LIVESTOCK down 10.00% to close at N2.52
- MRS down 9.68% to close at N11.2
- NEM down 9.67% to close at N2.43
- WAPCO down 6.98% to close at N26
- UBA down 2.79% to close at N8.7
Nigerian stocks ended the last trading session on a bearish note amid profit-taking across the market spectrum.
- Downtrend was driven by price depreciation in large and medium capitalized stocks amongst which are; MRS Oil Nigeria, WAPCO, Lafarge, NEM, and UBA.
- That said, Nairametrics envisages cautious buying on the account that certain market indicators reveal investors are taking some of their gains across the market spectrum
Unilever Overseas Holdings acquires N352 million worth of shares of Nigerian subsidiary
Over 27 million shares of Unilever Nigeria Plc has been acquired by Unilever Overseas Holdings.
Unilever Overseas Holdings, the parent company of Unilever Nigeria Plc, has acquired over 27 million shares of its Nigerian Subsidiary, worth N352,036,698.
This is according to a “Notification of Share Dealing by an Insider” signed by the Company Secretary, Abidemi Ademola, and published on the NSE website.
It is important to note that the notification is compliant with The Exchange’s policy on insider dealing.
The statement revealed that the parent company increased stakes in its Nigerian subsidiary with the acquisition of 27,079,746 additional units of the company’s shares, in a single transaction, at an average share price of N13 per share.
This puts the total consideration for the shares purchased by Unilever Overseas Holdings on the 11th of January 2021 at N352,036,698.
Why this matters
- Dealings by insiders of listed companies are corporate actions to be disclosed by the management of the company, this is in compliance with NSE’s policy on insider dealing, as the disclosure is key in the effort to ensure transparency and reinforce the trust of the investing public.
- The purchase of the shares of Unilever Nigeria Plc further cements Unilever Overseas Holdings’ position as a substantial shareholder of the company.
What you should know
- It is important to note that as of 30th September 2020, Unilever Overseas directly owned 74.03% of the 5,745,005,417 issued and fully paid shares of Unilever Nigeria Plc.
- However, with the recent purchase, Uniliver Nigeria Plc is still compliant with the Free float requirement for the Main Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.