Performance across sectors was mixed as 3 of 6 sectors under our coverage lost. The Banking index led gainers, driven by price appreciation in GUARANTY (+3.6%), STANBIC (+5.7%) and UBA (+8.6%) while the Industrial Goods index trailed, advancing 0.7% due to gains in CCNN (+3.1%). On the other hand, the Insurance and Consumer Goods indices led the losers’ chart, down 73bps and 71bps respectively following sell-offs in CONTINSURE (-2.5%), UNILEVER (-9.9%) and INTBREW (-9.9%). The Oil & Gas index also declined 1.2% due to losses in MRSOIL (-9.7%). Finally, the AFR-ICT index closed flat.
Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio) declined to 1.4x from 1.8x recorded in the previous session as 18 stocks gained against 13 decliners. The top gainers were FIDELITY (+6.9%), NAHCO (+6.4%) and STANBIC (+6.7%) while FIDSON (-10.0%), UNILEVER (-9.9%) and INTBREW (-9.9%) were the top losers. We do not expect today’s gains to be sustained as investors sentiment towards equities remain sour.
Market Statistics Monday, 4th November, 2019
|Market Cap (N’bn)||12,836.3|
|Market Cap (US$’bn)||35.7|
|NSE All-Share Index||26,401.06|
|Daily Performance %||0.4|
|1 Week Performance %||0.1|
|YTD Performance %||(16.0)|
|Daily Volume (Million)||368.2|
|Daily Value (N’bn)||2.8|
|Daily Value (US$’m)||7.7|