Nigerian stock market records first loss of the year

Profit taking in MTNN (-2.7%) and DANGCEM (-1.2%) dragged the All-Share Index down 1.2% to 29,633.58 points. Accordingly, YTD return slumped to 9.1% while market capitalisation dipped ₦180.8bn to ₦15.1tn. Activity level ended mixed as volume traded surged 91.5% to 666.8m units while value traded declined 23.8% to ₦6.5bn. The most active stocks by volume were UNIONDAC (340.2m units), ZENITH (69.7m units) and UBA (38.8m units) while MTNN (₦1.5bn), ZENITH (₦1.5bn) and DANGCEM (₦848.5m) led by value.

Performance across sectors was bearish as all indices lost. The Insurance and Consumer Goods indices waned 2.0% and 1.7% respectively following sell-offs in NEM (-9.7%), CHIPLC (-9.5%) and NIGERIAN BREWERIES (-8.8%). Losses in MTNN (-2.7%), UBA (-5.2%) and ZENITH (-1.8%) pulled the AFR-ICT (-1.6%) and Banking (-1.1%) indices southward. Also, the Industrial Goods and Oil & Gas indices pared 0.3% and 0.2% respectively following price depreciation in DANGCEM (-1.2%) and OANDO (-3.8%).  

Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth (advance/decline ratio) waned to 0.6x from the 0.7x recorded yesterday as 13 stocks gained relative to 23 losers. The best performing stocks were BETAGLAS (+9.7%), CILEASING (+8.9%) and EKOCORP (+7.2%) while TOURIST (-10.0%), NEM (-9.7%) and NPFMCRFBK (-9.6%) were the top losers. We anticipate a mixed performance in the interim due to profit taking.

Market Statistics for Tuesday, 14th January 2020 

Market Cap (N’bn) 15,106.3
Market Cap (US$’bn) 42.0
NSE All-Share Index 29,283.15
Daily Performance % 1.2
W/W Performance % 6.1
MTD Performance % 9.1
QTD Performance % 9.1
YTD Performance % 9.1
Daily Volume (Million) 666.8
Daily Value (N’bn) 6.5
Daily Value (US$’m) 18.1

Source: Afrinvest

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