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Nigerian Stock Market maintains positive performance… ASI up 0.2%

by Business News Report

Local bourse maintained gains as the benchmark index rose 0.2% to close at 39,382.96 points following buying interest in DANGCEM (+1.6%), ZENITH (+1.1%) and PRESCO (+9.6%). Consequently, YTD loss improved to -2.2% while market capitalisation rose ₦36.6bn to ₦20.5tn. Trading activity varied as volume fell 8.5% to 296.6m units while value traded rose 2.5% to ₦3.4bn. The most traded stocks by volume were ACCESS (58.6m units), UACN (38.3m units) and FIDELITY (27.2m units) while ZENITH (₦609.7m), PRESCO (₦525.0m), and ACCESS (₦494.1m) led by value.

Across sectors under our coverage, performance was bearish as 4 indicators lost while 2 gained. The Banking index led the losers, down 0.3% due to profit taking in GUARANTY (-1.5%) and STANBIC (-2.0%). Similarly, the Oil & Gas and AFR-ICT indices declined 0.1% apiece following sell-offs in OANDO (-1.6%) and MTNN (-0.2%). In the same vein, the Consumer Goods index fell 2bps on the back of price depreciation in HONYFLOUR (-5.8%). On the flip side, the Insurance and Industrial Goods indices rose 1.3% and 0.7% respectively as a result of buying interest in AIICO (+0.8%) and DANGCEM (+1.6%). 

Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio), weakened to 1.2x from the 1.9x recorded in the previous session as 21 stocks advanced while 17 declined. MEYER (+9.6%), PRESCO (+9.6%) and UAC-PROP (+9.2%) led gainers while REGALINS (-8.8%), HONYFLOUR (-5.8%) and CUTIX (-5.0%) led decliners. In the next trading session, we expect the recent price appreciation of some large-cap stocks to trigger profit taking by speculative investors.

Market Statistics for Monday, 11th May 2021 

Market Cap (N’bn)20,527.3
Market Cap (US$’bn)53.2
NSE All-Share Index39,382.96
Daily Performance %0.2
WTD Performance %0.5
MTD Performance %(1.1)
QTD Performance %0.9
YTD Performance %(2.2)
Daily Volume (Million)296.6
Daily Value (N’bn)3.4
Daily Value (US$’m)8.7

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