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Deputy Managing Director of UBA Plc purchases additional 3.22 million shares

Mr. Ayoku Laidi had spent a total of N27,369,766.05 on the purchase of additional 3.22 million shares of the bank.

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The Deputy Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa Plc, Ayoku Liadi, has purchased additional 3.22 million shares of the firm worth N27.37 million.

This is according to the firm’s recent notification, signed by its Secretary, Bili A. Odum, and seen by Nairametrics.

Nairametrics learned that the transactions occurred in five tranches, with an average of N8.50 and an aggregate volume of 3,220,000 units. The transaction occurred on 6 January 2021, at the Nigerian Stock Exchange platform, Lagos.

Transaction breakdown

  • In the first tranche, a total of 817,231 units of shares were purchased at N8.60, implying that the sum of N7,028,186.6 was spent at this stage.
  • In the second tranche, a total of 1,294,498 units of shares were purchased at N8.50, totalling N11,003,233
  • The third tranche recorded the purchase of 185,052 units of shares at N8.55, totalling N1,582,194.6
  • In the fourth tranche, a total of 900,974 units of shares were purchased at N8.40, grossing N7,568,181.6
  • The last tranche recorded the purchase of 22,245 units of shares at N8.45, totalling N187,970.3
  • A total of N27,370,000 was spent to purchase an aggregate volume of 3.22 million shares of the firm at an average price N8.50

What you should know

On the 15th of July, 2020, Mr. Ayoku Laidi had earlier spent N18.15 million acquiring an additional 3 million shares of the firm at N6.05 per share.

Chidi Emenike is a graduate of economics, a Young African Leadership Initiative Fellow and an Investment Foundations certificate holder. He worked as a graduate Teaching Assistant in the Federal College of Education Kano and is also a trained National Peer Group Educator on Financial Inclusion

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Jaiz, Wema surge as NSE Banking Index drops

At the end of the trading session today, the NSE banking index dropped by (-0.71%) to settle at 348.20 from 348.28 index points.

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Nigerian stocks on Monday, March 15, 2021, closed the trading session with the Bearish note. The All-Share Index (ASI) dropped by 0.22% to settle at 38,561.84 index points almost doubling the loss of Friday last week.

At the end of the trading session today, the NSE banking index dropped by (-0.71%) to settle at 348.20 from 348.28 index points. This profit was less than the previous days (+2.19%). The NSE banking index started today’s trading session on a bearish trend. The market saw 3 gains, 3 stalemates, and 4 losses.

Jaiz Bank left the claws of the bears with a profit (+5.00%) settling its price at N0.63 as it eyed the N1 mark. Analysts speculate that this milestone may be surpassed by the end of the year. Wema banks topped the gainers with a significant (+5.26%), putting it on the top 5 list on the NSE-ASI.

Wema Banks share price stood at N0.58 at the end of the trading session.

Zenith Bank was saved from sell-off by posting a profit of (+0.46%) pushing the price to N22.00 from N21.90.

Sterling Bank led the losers as they made a significant loss of (-8.33%) dropping the price to N1.68 from N1.80 held the previous day.

Union Bank also dropped by (-3.06%) dropping the price at N4.75 from the previous close of N4.90.

Fidelity Bank saw a loss of (-0.80%) dropping the price to N2.47 from the previous day’s close of N 2.49. Technical analysis trended bearish from the beginning to the end of the trading session. GTB was not left out of the loss in the NSE Banking Index starting the day at N28.95 to close at N28.80 showing a -0.52% decrease.

UBA posted zero profit to hold the price at N6.95 which was exactly the same price as the previous days close.

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Access Bank held another stalemate to hold the price at N8.10. Finally, EcoBank also saw a stalemate putting the market price at N4.80.

Outlook

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  • Market sentiment still shows major consolidation as NSE Index companies have 3 gains, 3 Stalemates and 4 losses.
  • Analysts project recovery from the NSE Banking Index before the end of the week.
  • Nairametrics advises cautious participation in the market amid growing uncertainties.

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GUINNESS champions NSE ASI recovery

The market closed in profit but saw more downturn as GUINNESS led 14 Gainers, and NNFM topped the 22 Losers.

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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%

The Nigerian Stock Exchange market made a recovery at the end of the trading session today. The All-Share Index increased by +0.09% to close at 38,636.15 from 38,601.83 index points.

GUINNESS made a complete U-turn from the previous day loss. Analysts’ speculation of recovery saw a slight affirmation and investors are still optimistic about an NSE ASI bull run.

  • The Nigerian Stock Exchange market value currently stands at NGN 20.21Tr. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at -4.06%.
  • The market closed in profit but saw more downturn as GUINNESS led 14 Gainers, and NNFM topped the 22 Losers chart with a noticeable bearish movement by the NSE ASI.

 Top gainers

  1. GUINNESS up +9.96% to close at N26.50
  2. MEYER up +8.16% to close at N0.53
  3. WEMABANK up +5.26% to close at N0.60
  4. CHAMS up +4.76% to close at N0.22
  5. CAVERTON up +2.56% to close at N2.00

Top losers

  1. NNFM down -10.00% to close at N24.10
  2. FIDSON down -9.89% to close at N0.65
  3. CUTIX down -9.78% to close at N2.52
  4. STERLNBANK down -8.33% to close at N2.00
  5. WAPIC down -8.00% to close at N0.60

 Outlook

Analysts’ predictions of a recovery in the market held with a slightly bullish trend at the end of the trading session on Wednesday.

Analysts are still optimistic about a recovery from the financial and consumer sectors that will push the NSE-ASI back to profit.

However, the watchlist has seen some changes. The following stocks are on our watchlist: Zenith Bank Plc, Guaranty, Access Bank, STANBIC, JAPAULGOLD, GUINNESS and Flour Mills.

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  • Nairametrics, however, advises cautious participation in the stock market in this era of growing uncertainties.

 

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