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Bears resume at Nigerian Stock market, ASI down 0.4%

by Business News Report

The domestic stock market began the week in the red as the All-Share Index declined 40bps to settle at 38,712.55 points due to sell-offs in STANBIC (-9.9%), NIGERIAN BREWERIES (-1.8%) and GUINNESS (-9.9%). Consequently, YTD loss worsened to -3.9% and market capitalisation declined by ₦75.0bn to settle at ₦20.3tn. Trading activity improved as volume and value traded rose 20.8% and 6.5% respectively to 194.0m units and ₦1.4bn. The most traded stocks by volume were FIDELITY (30.9m units), CHAMS (29.5m units), and ACCESS (23.4m units) while ACCESS (₦189.0m), GUARANTY (₦120.5m), and TOTAL (₦102.8m) led by value.

Across sectors that we cover, performance was mixed. The Banking index was the lone gainer, up 0.2% due to price appreciation in STERLING (+7.7%), FBNH (+0.7%) and ACCESS (+0.6%). Conversely, the Consumer Goods and Insurance indices declined 1.0% and 0.8% respectively on the back of sell-offs in NIGERIAN BREWERIES (-1.8%) and MANSARD (-5.1%). The Oil & Gas index declined by 12bps due to profit-taking in OANDO (-1.6%). The AFR-ICT and Industrial Goods indices closed flat.

Investor sentiment, as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio), declined to 0.8x from 1.0x recorded in the previous session as 15 stocks advanced against 20 decliners. JAPAULGO (+9.5%), UAC-PROP (+9.3%) and ROYALEX (+8.3%) were the top gainers while STANBIC (-9.9%), GUINNESS (-9.9%), and CUSTODIAN (-8.4%) were the top decliners. We are not optimistic of significant gains in the market this week as investor sentiment remains sub-par.

Market Statistics for Monday, 12th April 2021 

Market Cap (N’bn)20,260.1
Market Cap (US$’bn)52.1
NSE All-Share Index38,712.55
Daily Performance %(0.4)
WTD Performance %(0.4)
MTD Performance %(0.9)
QTD Performance %(0.9)
YTD Performance %(3.9)
Daily Volume (Million)194.0
Daily Value (N’bn)1.4
Daily Value (US$’m)3.5

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