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NSE sustains losses to fourth consecutive session as ASI is down 99bps

by Business News Report

Following three days of negative performance, the local bourse yet again extended losses to the fourth consecutive session as the All Share Index fell 99bps to close at 43,529.06 points while year to date YTD, return moderated to 13.8 per cent. Consequently, investors lost N155.7 billion as market capitalisation fell to N15.6 trillion. Sell pressures across board especially in banking stocks – GUARANTY (-2.0%), STANBIC (-5.0%) and DIAMOND (-9.3%) continued to weigh on performance. However, activity level was mixed as volume traded declined 6.6 per cent to 500.9 million units while value traded rose 28.0 per cent to settle at N6.6 billion respectively.

Sector Performance was mixed today as 2 of 5 indices closed in the red, 2 trended northwards and the other flat. The Industrial Goods index led laggards, down 2.0 per cent following losses in DANGCEM (-3.3%). Likewise, the Banking index shed 0.4 per cent consequent on price depreciation in GUARANTY (-2.0%), DIAMOND (-9.3%) and ETI (-1.5%). On the other hand, the Consumer Goods index emerged the top gainer closing the day 0.7 per cent higher, as DANGSUGAR (+10.2) and NESTLE (+1.7%) buoyed performance. The Oil & Gas index also appreciated, up 0.3 per cent following a rally in SEPLAT (+1.1%). The Insurance index closed the day flat.

Investor sentiment- measured by market breadth (advance/ decline ratio) improved to 0.7x from 0.3x recorded yesterday consequent on 21 stocks advancing against 30 decliners. Today’s best performing stocks were DANGSUGAR (+10.2%), AFRIPRUD (+4.2%) and UBA (+4.1%) while the worst performers were GLAXOSMITH (-9.7%), CAVERTON (-9.4%) and DIAMOND (-9.2%). We expect a negative close to the week following 4 consecutive days of losses as investors continue to lock in profits.

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