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Shivers on CustomsStreet… ASI down 1.0%

by Business News Report

Today, the domestic equities market fell below the 50,000 point for the first time in 3- months, following selloffs in NESTLE (-9.8%), ZENITH (-8.3%), and STANBIC (-10.0%). Consequently, the NGX ASI dipped 1.0% to 49,667.14 points, YTD return moderated to 16.3% (previously: 17.5%) while market capitalisation declined ₦281.2bn to ₦26.8tn. Meanwhile, activity level improved as volume and value traded rose 7.2% and 27.1% respectively to 206.2m units and ₦3.9bn.

Across sectors within our purview, performance was bearish as 4 indices lost, 1 gained while the AFR-ICT index closed flat. The Consumer Goods and Banking indices fell 3.8% and 3.5% respectively due to selloffs in NESTLE (-9.8%), FLOURMILL (-4.7%), ZENITH (-8.3%), and UBA (-2.9%). Trailing, the Insurance and Industrial Goods indices fell 3.2% and 0.5% sequentially due to price depreciation in AIICO (-8.5%), MANSARD (- 9.5%), and WAPCO (-6.6%). On the flip side, the Oil & Gas index gained 0.6% driven by bargain hunting in OANDO (+4.0%).

Investor sentiment, as measured by market breadth, improved to -0.31x (previously: – 0.51x) as10 stocks advanced, 28 declined while 58 closed flat. In the final trading session of the week, we anticipate a modest uptick in market performance, due to the attractive prices of fundamentally viable stocks.

Market Cap (₦’bn)                                            26,783.48

Market Cap ($’bn)                                                    62.30

NGX All-Share Index                                      49,667.14

Daily Performance %                                              -1.00

WTD Performance %                                             -4.40

MTD Performance %                                             -4.20

QTD Performance %                                             -4.20

YTD Performance %                                            16.30

Daily Volume                                                     206.20                                                    

Daily Value (₦’bn)                                                3.90

Daily Value ($’m)                                                 9.10

Sectoral Indices Performance

NGX 30                                                              -1.10

NGX BANKING INDEX                                  -3.50

NGX INSURANCE INDEX                             -3.20                  

NGX CONSUMER GOODS INDEX               -3.80

NGX OIL/GAS                                                   0.60                                        

NGX LII                                                            -1.00

NGX INDUSTRIAL GOODS INDEX            -0.50         

NGX-AseM                                                       0.00

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