Home Stock Market Nigerian Stock market extends gain… ASI up 0.1%

Nigerian Stock market extends gain… ASI up 0.1%

by Business News Report

The domestic stock market extended the bullish sentiment as the All-Share Index rose 7bps to settle at 38,799.83 points due to buying interest in ZENITH (+3.8%), GUARANTY (+2.7%) and ACCESS (+1.9%). Consequently, YTD loss at -3.7% was sustained and market capitalisation appreciated by ₦3.9bn to settle at ₦20.3tn. Trading activity worsened as volume and value traded declined 59.2% and 62.4% respectively to 145.3m units and ₦1.6bn. The most traded stocks by volume were FBNH (21.9m units), GUARANTY (20.5m units), and ZENITH (17.6m units) while GUARANTY (₦589.2m), ZENITH (₦379.9m),and FBNH (₦157.2) led by value.

Across sectors that we cover, performance was mixed. The Banking index led the gainers, up 2.2% due to price appreciation in ZENITH (+3.8%), GUARANTY (+2.7%) and ACCESS (+1.9%). Similarly, the Insurance and Oil & Gas indices advanced by 0.6% and 0.4% respectively as we saw buying interest in AIICO (+5.0%) and OANDO (+5.2%). Conversely, the Consumer Goods index declined by 0.2% due to profit taking in INTBREW (-2.6%) and HONYFLOUR (-5.0%). AFR-ICT and Industrial Goods indices closed flat.

Investor sentiment, as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio), strengthened to 1.1x from 0.4x recorded in the previous session as 13 stocks advanced against 12 decliners. CHIPLC (+9.7%), JAPAULGO (+9.4%) and OANDO (+5.2%) were the top gainers while ROYALEX (-7.7%), STANBIC (-6.9%), and JAIZBANK (-6.1%) were the top decliners. In the last trading session of week, we expect to see a mild reduction in the market gains as investors tilt a little towards the fixed income market.

Market Statistics for Thursday, 8th April 2021 

Market Cap (N’bn)20,300.3
Market Cap (US$’bn)52.6
NSE All-Share Index38,799.83
Daily Performance %0.1
WTD Performance %(0.3)
MTD Performance %(0.6)
QTD Performance %(0.6)
YTD Performance %(3.7)
Daily Volume (Million)145.3
Daily Value (N’bn)1.6
Daily Value (US$’m)4.1

Related Posts