The Nigerian stock market shed N518 billion on Tuesday after the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) raises interest rate by 150 basis points to 13% to curb the rising inflation rate and sustain capital importation.
Activity at the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) rose over 200% as many stock investors sell off their holdings in anticipation of the projected decline in activities. Investors traded 720,192,027 shares worth N8.867 billion in 6,006 deals during the trading hours of Tuesday, against 263,338,835 shares worth N3.549 billion that exchanged hands in 4,549 billion Monday.
Ecobank topped the most traded stocks with 257,627,691 shares worth 2,963,644,505.25, explaining one of the reasons for the surge in the value traded. Jaiz Bank followed with 77,998,899 shares valued at N69,741,125.75.
The selloff was largely due to the CBN-led monetary policy decision to raise the nation’s borrowing cost. This, stock investors interpreted as a future drop in capital inflow into the Nigeria stock market and subsequently slow down in economic activities.
The market capitalisation of listed stocks depreciated by N518 billion to N28.007 trillion, down from N28.525 trillion it closed on Monday. The NGX All-Share Index also declined by 1.82% to 51,949.64 index points.
Japaul Gold led gainers with N0.03 or 10% gainers to close at N0.33 a share as shown below.
|JAPAULGOLD||N 0.30||N 0.33||0.03||10.00 %|
|IMG||N 9.10||N 10.00||0.90||9.89 %|
|MRS||N 14.95||N 16.40||1.45||9.70 %|
|ABBEYBDS||N 1.65||N 1.80||0.15||9.09 %|
|ACADEMY||N 1.35||N 1.46||0.11||8.15 %|
|GUINNESS||N 98.00||N 88.20||-9.80||-10.00 %|
|GSPECPLC||N 3.07||N 2.77||-0.30||-9.77 %|
|MANSARD||N 2.26||N 2.04||-0.22||-9.73 %|
|CHAMS||N 0.23||N 0.21||-0.02||-8.70 %|
|VERITASKAP||N 0.23||N 0.21||-0.02||-8.70 %|
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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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