Losses in CCNN (-5.0%), GUARANTY (-0.5%) and FCMB (-5.5%) dragged the All-Share Index (ASI) by 4bps to 26,990.59 points while YTD loss stood at -14.1%. Thus, market capitalisation fell N153.0bn to N13.0tn. However, activity level was mixed as volume traded rose 8.5% to 246.5m units while value traded declined 33.4% to N2.4bn. The top traded stocks by volume were FCMB (97.8m), ZENITH (21.8m), and FBNH (15.2m) while NIGERIAN BREWERIES (N614.9m), ZENITH (N406.8m) and DANGCEM (N352.6m) led the value chart.
Sector performance was mixed as 3 of 6 indices under our coverage closed positive while the AFR-ICT index closed flat. The Insurance index led gainers as price appreciation in MANSARD (+5.9%) and LAWUNION (+9.2%) drove the index higher by 1.0%. The Consumer Goods index trailed, appreciating 0.7% due to buying interest in UNILEVER (+9.9%) and INTBREW (+6.4%). On the flip side, the Industrial Goods index declined 1.2%, following sell-offs in CCNN (-5.0%) and CUTIX (-1.4%). Similarly, the Oil & Gas and Banking indices depreciated 0.2% apiece, driven by losses in OANDO (-1.3%), GUARANTY (-0.5%) and FCMB (-5.5%).
Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio) declined to 0.7x from 1.6x recorded from the previous trading session as 12 stocks advanced against 17 decliners. The best performing stocks were UNILEVER (+9.9%), LAWUNION (+9.2%) and CHAMS (+8.6%) while SOVERENINS (-9.1%), UACN (-8.7%) and UNITYBANK (-8.5%) led the losers. This week, we expect a weaker pace of gains in the equities market due to profit taking activities.
Market Statistics Monday, 2nd December 2019
|Market Cap (N’bn)||13,027.1|
|Market Cap (US$’bn)||36.2|
|NSE All-Share Index||26,990.59|
|Daily Performance %||0.0|
|WTD Performance %||(0.2)|
|YTD Performance %||(14.1)|
|Daily Volume (Million)||246.5|
|Daily Value (N’bn)||2.4|
|Daily Value (US$’m)||6.8|