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Stock Recommendation for this Week (April 16)

By Dipo Olowookere

The Nigerian equity market rounded off last week on a mildly positive note, gaining 29bps on Friday, thus bringing the bourse to its highest w/w gain in four weeks (+21bps w/w) and ytd returns to 7 percent.

With green closes across all but one key sector and strong positive market breadth at week close, Friday’s upbeat sentiment is expected to filter into today’s session even as participants begin to price in expectations for Q1’18 earnings releases.

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According to analysts at Vetiva Research, after 11 sessions of no price movements, SEPLAT gained 499bps on Friday.

This uptick was likely driven by announcement of an interim dividend consideration by the Board of directors, deviating from historical trend, and amidst news of the company’s addition to the Nigerian Stock Exchange Premium Board.

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The stock currently trades at a price of N698.30k per share, below Vetiva’s target price of N973.68 and has returned 12 percent ytd.

As usual, Vetiva Research has released its weekly recommendations, which can be viewed in the picture below.

We at Business Post wish you a successful trading week.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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