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Dangote Cement Is First ₦‎10tn Capitalisation Firm At Stock Exchange

Dangote Cement, Nigeria’s biggest in the industry, has hit N10 trillion at the close of trading today Monday, emerging as the first company to achieve that milestone on the Nigerian Exchange.

It closed trading with a N10.098 trillion market cap.

With the feat, Dangote Cement has displaced Airtel Africa as the most capitalised stock in Nigeria.

The Nigerian stock market has been bullish, with its All-Share Index posting a year-to-date return of 22 percent, the highest return globally.

An investor who bought Dangote Cement shares for N319 each at the beginning of the year would see their investment worth N1.86 million today, an 86 percent return.

With a market capitalisation of N9.93 trillion and a share price of N592.60, Dangote Cement is ahead of peers like MTN Nigeria, with a market capitalisation of N6.08 trillion and a share price of N291.

Airtel Africa has the third largest market capitalization at N5.39 trillion, with its stock selling at N2200 per unit, followed by BUA Cement at N5.03 trillion.

BUA Foods’ market capitalisation of N4.32 trillion puts it in fifth place.

Dangote Cement shares are up this year by 86 percent, a development linked to billionaire Femi Otedola buying the stock. The stock has seen a remarkable gain, opening at N317 per share this year and closing at N592 on Friday.


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