Gains in MTNN, Gtbank shares pushed All-Share Index up

The gains in bellwethers, DANGCEM (+2.9%), MTNN (+2.1%) and GUARANTY (+1.7%), pushed the All-Share Index up 1.0% to 29,352.13 points. Hence, YTD return improved to 9.4% while market capitalisation increased ₦149.4bn to ₦15.1tn. Activity level increased as volume and value traded rose 7.5% and 77.0% to 387.2m units and ₦5.0bn respectively. The most active stocks by volume were ACCESS (74.6m units), ZENITH (71.8m units) and WAPCO (40.7m units) while ZENITH (₦1.6bn), ACCESS (₦770.9m) and WAPCO (₦629.9m) led by value.

Sector performance was impressive as only 2 indices lost. The Industrial Goods and Insurance indices lost 1.5% and 1.2% respectively following sell-offs in BETAGLAS (-1.5%), CUTIX (-4.9%), MANSARD (-0.9%) and LASACO (-3.7%). Meanwhile, buying interest in GUARANTY (+1.7%), ZENITH (+2.1%) and MTNN (+2.1%) buoyed performance in Banking (2.2%) and AFR-ICT (1.2%) indices. Similarly, the  Consumer Goods and Oil & Gas indices advanced 1.0% and 0.2% respectively following gains in UNILEVER (+4.4%), DANGSUGAR (+1.0%) and OANDO (+2.7%). 

Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio) rose to 1.4x from the 0.6x recorded yesterday as 23 stocks advanced relative to 16 decliners. The top gainers were LIVESTOCK (+10.0%), FORTE (+8.4%) and WAPCO (+6.3%) while BOCGAS (-10.0%), CAVERTON (-10.0%) and CORNERSTONE (-6.9%) were the top losers. We anticipate positive performance in the market as investors position for gains. 

ACCESS has obtained a “No objection” from the Apex Bank for its proposed expansion into  the Republic of Cameroon through setting up a banking subsidiary. Although, the bank still awaits regulatory approvals from Authorities in the Republic of Cameroon.

Market Statistics for Thursday, 16th January 2020 

Market Cap (N’bn) 15,141.9
Market Cap (US$’bn) 42.1
NSE All-Share Index 29,352.13
Daily Performance % 1.0
WTD Performance % (0.2)
MTD Performance % 9.4
QTD Performance % 9.4
YTD Performance % 9.4
Daily Volume (Million) 387.2
Daily Value (N’bn) 5.0
Daily Value (US$’m) 13.9

Source: Afrinvest

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