Stock activity level inched slightly higher on Tuesday as investors transacted 421,820,943 shares worth N5.155 billion in 5,992 transactions during the trading hours of Tuesday, against 421,458,180 shares valued at N4.221 billion that exchanged hands in 5,961 transactions on Monday.
Market capitalisation of listed equities rose by N7 billion to N25.464 trillion on Tuesday from N25.457 trillion it closed on Monday. The NGX All-Share Index expanded by 0.03 percent to 47,246.9 index points.
Breaking doing each sector performance, the banking sector dipped by 8 basis points (bps) on 1.96%, 1.67% and 0.96% decline in Unity Bank, Ecobank and Access Bank, respectively. The gainers were Jaiz Bank, Wema Bank, UBA and Fidelity Bank.
Similarly, the consumer goods sector lost 40bps as stocks of Guinness and PZ dipped by 5.34% and 4.29%, respectively. Honey Flour posted a 1.30% gain.
The oil and gas sector however gained 1bp on 7.41% surged in the value of Eterna oil despite Oando shedding 0.96%. Also, the industrial sector gained 2bps on 9.65% and 9.27% improvement in the value of Cutix and Berger, respectively.
A total of 29 stocks closed in the green while 18 stocks lost points. The Exchange year-to-date rose to 10.61%. See the details of top gainers and losers below.
|NIGERINS||N 0.20||N 0.22||0.02||10.00 %|
|LEARNAFRCA||N 2.20||N 2.42||0.22||10.00 %|
|SCOA||N 2.35||N 2.58||0.23||9.79 %|
|CUTIX||N 2.59||N 2.84||0.25||9.65 %|
|MAYBAKER||N 4.56||N 5.00||0.44||9.65 %|
|ELLAHLAKES||N 4.25||N 3.83||-0.42||-9.88 %|
|VERITASKAP||N 0.25||N 0.23||-0.02||-8.00 %|
|COURTVILLE||N 0.54||N 0.51||-0.03||-5.56 %|
|GUINNESS||N 74.00||N 70.05||-3.95||-5.34 %|
|NEIMETH||N 1.89||N 1.80||-0.09||-4.76 %|
Bearish Sentiment Persists: Investors Lose N112 Billion on NGX
Nigerian Stock Market Dips as Weak Momentum Drains N39 Billion from Investors
Dr. Yemi Cardoso’s Nomination Boosts Confidence as Stock Investors Gained N264 Billion
The bullish momentum in the Nigerian Exchange Limited continued on Tuesday as investors pocketed N264 billion in profit following Monday’s gains of N263 billion.
Both the market capitalization and the All-Share Index, which gauge the movement of share prices for all listed companies surged by 0.71 percent to N37.413 trillion and 68,359.22 points, respectively.
This optimistic trading trend emerges as investors increasingly show confidence in the local market and the broader economy, fueled in part by the news of Dr. Yemi Cardoso’s nomination as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
As Tuesday’s session drew to a close, the volume of shares traded experienced a significant uptick of 31.33 percent to 676.74 million. However, the number of deals declined by 8.35 percent to 7,659 while the total trade value decreased by 33.97 percent to N5.89 billion.
Market sentiments also leaned towards the bullish side, with 36 gainers outpacing the 27 losers.
Among the top-performing stocks that caught the attention of investors were:
- Berger Paints Plc, which surged by 9.95 percent to conclude the trading day at N11.60.
- Oando Plc, which recently released its audited results for 2021, saw a 9.92 percent increase, closing at N13.30.
- BUA Foods, which gained 6.32 percent to close at N196.70.
- PZ’s shares appreciated by 1.45 percent per unit, ending at N20.
- GTCO Plc stock increased in value by 0.43 percent, closing at N35.40.
On the flip side, the top losers included:
- SCOA Plc, witnessing a 10 percent depreciation in its shares, closing at N1.24.
- Unilever’s shares recorded an 8.28 percent drop, concluding at N13.30.
- United Bank for Africa Plc, which lost 1.96 percent in share value, closing at N17.50.
- FBN Holdings Plc, suffering a 1.69 percent decline, closing at N17.40.
- Accesscorp’s shares depreciated by 0.29 percent, closing trading at N17.40.
The Nigerian Exchange continues to display its resilience and attractiveness to investors, making it an exciting space to watch for potential opportunities and market trends.
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