The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) extended its declines for a second consecutive week as market uncertainties amid projected global recession continue to dictate stocks’ direction.
Last week investors transacted 1.121 billion shares worth N13.703 billion in 22,350 deals, in contrast to a total of 940.892 million shares valued at N11.494 billion that exchanged hands in 20,077 deals in the previous week.
Breaking down the sectors, the Financial Services Industry led the activity chart with 806.824 Million shares valued at N6.075 billion that exchanged hands in 11,071 deals. Therefore, contributing 71.99% and 44.33% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
The Oil and Gas Industry followed with 95.031 million shares worth N1.449 billion in 1,849 deals. In third place was the Conglomerates Goods Industry, with a turnover of 66.716 million shares worth N169.517 million in 733 deals.
FCMB Group Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc and Oando Plc were the three most traded equities during the week. The three accounted for a combined 407.770 million shares worth N2.009 billion in 2,181 deals. Therefore, contributing 36.39% and 14.66% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
The NGX All-Share Index declined by 0.14% or 72.47 index points from 51,778.08 index points recorded in the previous week to 51,705.61 index points last week. The market value of listed equities depreciated by N39 billion to N27.875 trillion, down from N27.914 trillion. In the last two weeks, the Exchange has lost a combined N806 billion.
Similarly, all other indices finished lower with the exception of the NGX CG , NGX Premium NGX Banking, NGX Pension, NGX Afr bank value, NGX Oil/Gas and NGX Lotus indices which appreciated at 0.86%, 1.50%, 0.33%, 0.40%, 0.16%, 0.32% and 0.55% while, the NGX Asem and NGX Growth indices closed flat.
Sixteen equities appreciated in price during the week, higher than Thirteen equities in the previous week. Fifty-six equities depreciated in price higher than Fiftyone equities in the previous week, while eighty-four equities remained unchanged lower than ninety-two equities recorded in the previous week.
The Exchange year-to-date return moderated to 21.04%. See the week’s top gainers and losers below.
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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