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Nigerian Equities Market rebounds… ASI up 45bps

by Business News Report

Today, the equities market trended north on the back of gains in bellwethers. Consequently, the All-Share index climbed 45bps to 29,591.29 points. Similarly, YTD return rose to 10.2% while market capitalisation advanced ₦68.5bn to ₦15.2tn. Activity level was mixed as volume traded fell 37.6% to 196.9m units while value traded rocketed 113.1% to ₦7.7bn. UBA (26.5m units), FCMB (23.4m units) and ACCESS (20.4m units) led the most traded stocks by volume while  SEPLAT (₦5.3bn), MTNN (₦521.4m) and GUARANTY (₦513.7m) led by value.

Sector performance remained bullish as 4 of 6 sectors under our coverage recorded gains. The Industrial Goods (+1.9%) and Oil & Gas (+1.5%) indices led the bulls, on the back of price appreciation in DANGCEM (+1.2%), BUACEMENT (+2.2%), SEPLAT (+2.0%) and OANDO (+4.3%). Similarly, gains were recorded in the  Consumer Goods (+0.4%) and Banking (+0.1%) indices, due to buying interest in UNILEVER (+8.0%), ACCESS (+2.5%) and STERLING (+3.2%). Conversely, price decline in WAPIC (-7.9%) drove the Insurance (-1.8%) index down.

Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio) advanced to 1.0x from the 0.8x recorded in the previous session as 14 stocks advanced against 14 decliners. CAP (+10.0%), UNILEVER (+8.1%) and CHAMS (+6.5%) led the gainers while LINKASSURE (-8.3%), WAPIC (-4.5%) and HONEYFLOUR (-7.7%) led the losers. We expect gains in the market to persist in the next trading session, on the back of renewed buying interest.

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Market Statistics for Thursday, 23rd January 2020 

Market Cap (N’bn) 15,242.3
Market Cap (US$’bn) 42.3
NSE All-Share Index 29,591.29
Daily Performance % 0.5
WTD Performance % (0.1)
MTD Performance % 10.2
QTD Performance % 10.2
YTD Performance % 10.2
Daily Volume (Million) 196.9
Daily Value (N’bn) 7.7
Daily Value (US$’m) 21.4


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