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Stock Investors Gain N174 Billion on Friday Following Rate Cut

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Stock Market Sustained Bullish Trend as Investors Jumped on Undervalued Stocks to Take Advantage of Rate Cut

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) sustained bullish trend on Friday following the Central Bank of Nigeria led-monetary committee decision to lower the interest rate by 100 basis points to 11.5 percent.

The bourse closed in the green to extend Thursday’s gain by 1.28 percent.

The market capitalisation of listed equities rose by N174 billion from N13.581 trillion recorded on Thursday to N13.755 trillion on Friday.

While the NSE All-Share Index gained 1.28 percent from 25,987.13 basis points it closed on Thursday to 26,319.34 basis points on Friday.

Investors traded 335.749 million shares worth N4.277 billion in 4.231 transactions on Friday, up from 359.307 million shares worth N3.873 billion traded in 3,576 transactions on Thursday.

The bourse rose following the reduction in the monetary policy rate to stimulate growth from within. The stocks of businesses responded positively as investors expected cheap loans to bolster activities of businesses and enhance productivity in the near-term.

This, coupled with the substantial dropped in prices of stocks due to COVID-19 and general weak macro fundamental increased the attractiveness of Nigerian stocks to local investors as seen in the past few days with executives from Banks and other listed companies buying stocks to take advantage of the expected increase in value when the result of rate cut start crystalising.

Sterling Bank led the most traded stocks on Friday with 79.578 million valued at N92.314 million. Followed by Zenith Bank with 50.748 million shares worth N878.624 million. See the details below.

Top Traded Stocks

Symbols Volume Value
STERLNBANK 79,577,954 N92,314,376.54
ZENITHBANK 50,747,803 N878,623,923.70
FBNH 34,216,127 N176,204,579.95
UBA 26,689,897 N163,149,250.95
ACCESS 22,222,171 N147,938,941.50

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NB N47.85 N52.55 4.7 9.82%
PRESCO N49.5 N53 3.5 7.07%
DANGCEM N135.9 N139 3.1 2.28%
STANBIC N39.1 N40.5 1.4 3.58%
FLOURMILL N20.15 N21.5 1.35 6.70%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
NNFM N4.5 N4.05 -0.45 -10.00%
CADBURY N7.4 N7 -0.4 -5.41%
OANDO N2.25 N2.03 -0.22 -9.78%
DANGSUGAR N12.5 N12.3 -0.2 -1.60%
UACN N6.3 N6.1 -0.2 -3.17%

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Nigerian Stock Market Continues to Decline

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Nigerian equities market declined for a third consecutive day on Thursday as 24 stocks closed in the red against 14 stocks that gain.

Investors traded 266,115,101 shares worth N4.216 billion during the trading hours of Thursday, against 243,185,049 shares valued at N3.747 billion that were transacted in 3,777 deals on Wednesday.

Market value dipped by N71 billion to N22.494 trillion, down from N22.565 trillion recorded on Wednesday. The Nigerian Exchange Limited All-Share Index lost 0.32 percent to 43,108.77 index points.

Sectorial analysis showed the banking industry closed in the red after losing 116 basis points on the back of a broad decline in ETI, Unity Bank and Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. Jaiz Bank and Fidelity Bank recorded gains.

Also, the consumer industry lost 106 basis points on a decline in Nigerian Breweries, Interbrew and Cadbury. Honeywell Flour led gainers with +9.76 percent.

Oil and gas and industrial industries shed 164 basis points and 1 basis point respectively. The Exchange year-to-date return depreciated by 7.05 percent.

Top Gainers

HONYFLOUR N 3.69 N 4.05 0.36 9.76 %
AIICO N 0.59 N 0.64 0.05 8.47 %
REGALINS N 0.36 N 0.39 0.03 8.33 %
UPL N 2.50 N 2.70 0.20 8.00 %
IKEJAHOTEL N 1.25 N 1.35 0.10 8.00 %

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
MRS N 15.20 N 13.70 -1.50 -9.87 %
CHAMS N 0.23 N 0.21 -0.02 -8.70 %
ETI N 8.75 N 8.00 -0.75 -8.57 %
CHIPLC N 0.62 N 0.57 -0.05 -8.06 %
UNITYBNK N 0.55 N 0.51 -0.04 -7.27 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
HONYFLOUR 52467164.00 209572149.51
GTCO 22957965.00 578561871.30
ZENITHBANK 22886054.00 559037845.90
TRANSCORP 18464628.00 17727984.83
ACCESS 13938330.00 127370154.95

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Stock Market Extends Decline on Wednesday

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Nigerian stock market extended decline for a second consecutive day on Wednesday despite 23 stocks closing in the green against 18 stocks that lost.

Investors exchanged 243,185,049 shares valued at N3.747 billion in 3,777 transactions on Wednesday, against 217,972,819 shares valued at N2.908 billion that were traded in 4,158 deals on Tuesday.

Market value dipped by N12 billion from N22.577 trillion recorded on Tuesday to N22.565 trillion on Wednesday while the All-Share Index sheds 0.02 percent to close at 43,245.02 index points.

The banking sector gained 25 basis points on positive close of Fidelity Bank, Zenith Bank, Sterling. Wema Bank and Access Bank both closed in the red.

The consumer goods sector also gained, expanding by 9 basis points on Unilever, Dangote Sugar, Flour Mill and Nestle. Honeyflour and Intbrew shed 9.78 percent and 1.87 percent, respectively.

The oil and gas sector lost 24 basis points amid the US decision to increase the global oil supply from its reserve. Industrial index gained 13 basis points. See other details below.

Top Five Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
LIVINGTRUST N 0.80 N 0.88 0.08 10.00 %
CHAMS N 0.21 N 0.23 0.02 9.52 %
AIICO N 0.54 N 0.59 0.05 9.26 %
IKEJAHOTEL N 1.15 N 1.25 0.10 8.70 %
NGXGROUP N 15.30 N 16.50 1.20 7.84 %

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
HONYFLOUR N 4.09 N 3.69 -0.40 -9.78 %
ETERNA N 6.65 N 6.05 -0.60 -9.02 %
REGALINS N 0.39 N 0.36 -0.03 -7.69 %
CORNERST N 0.56 N 0.52 -0.04 -7.14 %
WEMABANK N 0.83 N 0.80 -0.03 -3.61 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
ZENITHBANK 37408414.00 908424015.70
FCMB 27441157.00 88579395.67
HONYFLOUR 22855614.00 87590297.99
STERLNBANK 22764324.00 33695488.59
ACCESS 14118422.00 131893588.25

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Nigerian Stock Market Dips Marginally on Tuesday

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The Nigerian stock market extended its decline on Tuesday despite investors transacting over N11 billion worth of Oando shares on Monday.

Investors traded 217,972,819 shares valued at N2.908 billion in 4,158 deals, against 2,402,071,798 shares worth N16.467 billion that were transacted in 4,811 on Monday.

The banking industry gained 21 basis points on the back of positive close from Wema Bank, Access Bank, UBN and ETI.

However, the consumer goods sector dipped by 1 basis point as the decline in Intebrew and Dangote Sugar outweighed profit from Honeywell Flour, Flourmill and Unilever. Oil and gas sector lost 20 basis points while the industrial sector closed flat.

Market value of all listed equities depreciated by N1 billion from N22.576 trillion it closed on Monday to N22.577 trillion on Tuesday.

All-Share Index declined by 0.01 percent to 43,255.14 index points, down from 43,260.13 index points posted on Monday. The Exchange year-to-date return moderated to 7.41 percent.

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
HONYFLOUR N 3.72 N 4.09 0.37 9.95 %
UPL N 2.30 N 2.50 0.20 8.70 %
CHIPLC N 0.54 N 0.58 0.04 7.41 %
GLAXOSMITH N 6.05 N 6.40 0.35 5.79 %
FTNCOCOA N 0.40 N 0.42 0.02 5.00 %

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
UPDC N 1.39 N 1.26 -0.13 -9.35 %
NEM N 2.05 N 1.86 -0.19 -9.27 %
MANSARD N 2.35 N 2.23 -0.12 -5.11 %
CHAMS N 0.22 N 0.21 -0.01 -4.55 %
ROYALEX N 0.49 N 0.47 -0.02 -4.08 %

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
GTCO 36186902.00 919633415.45
FBNH 31543824.00 387277938.75
ZENITHBANK 13433903.00 327244854.85
ACCESS 13091171.00 121509692.05
HONYFLOUR 9841846.00 40253150.14

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