NSE Transactions Rose by 39.44% in February

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The total transactions at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) increased by 39.44 per cent from N84.10bn recorded in January 2016 to N117.27bn (about $0.60bn) in February 2016.

In comparison with the same period in 2015, the total transactions decreased by 36.44 per cent from the N184.49 recorded in February 2015, the NSE posted on its website on Thurday.

Domestic investors significantly  outperformed  foreign  investors  by  27.04 per cent. Domestic transactions increased from 48.43 per cent in January 2016 to 63.52 per cent in February2016, while Foreign Portfolio Investment transactions decreased from 51.57 per cent to 36.48 per cent over the same period.

The monthly  foreign outflows outpaced  inflows  and this  was  consistent  with  the  same  period  in  2015. Foreign  outflows increased by 20.79 per cent from N26.36bn in January 2016 to N31.84bn while foreign inflows decreased by 35.68 per cent from N17.01bn in January 2016 to N10.94bn in February 2016.

The    total    domestic    transaction increased  by  82.89 per cent  from  January  to  February  2016.

The  institutional  composition  of  the  domestic  market increased   by 75.05 per cent from   N21.85bn in   January   to N38.25bn in  February while  the  retail  composition increased   by 91.95 per cent from N18.88bn   in   January   to N36.24bn    in    February    2016.

This, the Exchange said indicated that institutional  investors slightly  outperformed their retail counterparts in the period under review.

In 2013, there was a major rebound in the domestic   component   which   led   to   an almost  equal  split  in  foreign against  domestic transactions.

This     dropped     in     2014     where     FPI outperformed domestic transactions.

Punch

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