Nigeria Equities Market remains Bullish, ASI up 1.3%

The bullish momentum in the local bourse continued today as the All-Share Index rose 125bps to close at 24,758.39 points following price accretion in BUACEMENT (+9.9%), ZENITH (+3.0%) and UNILEVER (+9.3%). Consequently, investors value appreciated ₦462.3bn to ₦12.9tn while YTD returned settled at -7.8%. Activity level advanced as volume and value traded rose 58.4% and 51.4% to 350.7m units and ₦3.7bn respectively. The most active stocks by volume were ZENITH (57.4m units) EKOCORP (57.0m units), and FBNH (44.4m units) while ZENITH (₦961.4m), GUARANTY (₦764.8m) and EKOCORP (₦342.0m) led the value chart.  

Performance was bullish as all indices under our coverage advanced save AFR-ICT index which closed flat. The Industrial Goods index (+5.7%) gained the most due to price upticks in BUACEMENT (+9.9%) and CUTIX (+9.4%). Gains in ZENITH (+3.0%), ACCESS (+2.3%) and MOBIL (+10.0%) buoyed performance in the Banking (+1.4%) and Oil & Gas (+1.4%) indices. Also, the Insurance (+1.0%) and Consumer Goods (+0.4%) indices closed in the positive region following buying interest in SUNUASSUR (+10.0%), WAPIC (+6.5%), UNILEVER (+9.3%) and GUINNESS (+9.3%).

Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio) declined to 3.2x from the 7.4x recorded in the previous session as 29 stocks gained relative to 9 losers. The top gainers were REDSTAREX (+10.0%), MOBIL (+9.9%) and BUACEMENT (+9.9%) while ARBICO (-9.9%), OANDO (-5.8%) and FLOURMILL (-4.8%) were top decliners. We expect the bullish streak to continue till the end of the week.

Market Statistics for Thursday, 21st May 2020 

Market Cap (N’bn) 12,902.9
Market Cap (US$’bn) 35.8
NSE All-Share Index 24,758.39
Daily Performance % 1.3
One Week Performance % 3.7
MTD Performance % 7.5
QTD Performance % 16.2
YTD Performance % (7.8)
Daily Volume (Million) 350.7
Daily Value (N’bn) 3.7
Daily Value (US$’m) 10.3

Source: Afrinvest

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