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Prestige, Caverton, Others Lead Losers as NGX Sheds 0.10% on Thursday

Investors on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) traded 215.154 million worth N1.906 billion in 3,389 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday.

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The bearish trend of the Nigerian stock market extended on Thursday, largely because of the surge in economic risk and market uncertainty in Africa’s largest economy.

Investors on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) traded 215.154 million worth N1.906 billion in 3,389 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday. Access Bank was the most traded equity as investors exchanged 112.334 million shares valued at N892.561 million.

Transcorp came second with 16.068 million shares estimated at N16.713 million. Sterling Bank, Fidelity Bank and Zenith Bank followed with 12.257 million, 9.291 million and 7.191 million worth N16.641 million, N38.190 million and N142.829 million, respectively.

Sectorial analysis showed the banking index appreciated by 5 basis points as Jaiz Bank gained 3.13%, UBA 0.74% and Sterling Bank added 0.72%. Zenith Bank and Fidelity Bank closed in the red.

The industrial index inched higher by 1 basis point on a 4.88% increase in the value of Oando. The consumer goods index lost 21 basis points on a negative close in Unilever and NB, even though Champion gained 7.81%.

A 5.92% decline in the value of Oando stock dragged Oil and Gas index down by 96 basis points.

The market value of listed equities declined to N23.348 trillion while the NGX All-Share Index lost 0.10 to 44,236.7 index points.

The Exchange year-to-date moderated to 3.56% as just a total of 12 stocks appreciated againts 20 that closed in the red. See the details of top losers and gainers below.

Top Five Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
UPDCREIT N 2.75 N 3.00 0.25 9.09 %
TRANSEXPR N 0.68 N 0.74 0.06 8.82 %
CHAMPION N 3.20 N 3.45 0.25 7.81 %
JAPAULGOLD N 0.26 N 0.28 0.02 7.69 %
CUTIX N 2.05 N 2.15 0.10 4.88 %

Top Five LosersĀ 

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
PRESTIGE N 0.51 N 0.46 -0.05 -9.80 %
CAVERTON N 0.96 N 0.87 -0.09 -9.38 %
SUNUASSUR N 0.35 N 0.32 -0.03 -8.57 %
UNILEVER N 10.85 N 9.95 -0.90 -8.29 %
MULTIVERSE N 4.62 N 4.24 -0.38 -8.23 %

 

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Nigerian Exchange Sustains Bullish Momentum, Adds N305bn to Investors’ Wealth

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) continued its bullish run on Wednesday as investors gained N305 billion.

The Exchange has now gained N471 billion in the last two trading sessions following a N259 billion decline recorded on Monday due to the plunge in the value of some medium-cap stocks.

At the close of trading on Wednesday, the All-Share Index and market capitalization rose by 0.78% to 71,808.64 and N39.294 trillion, respectively.

The year-to-date gains of the index rose to 40.11%.

A total of 34 stocks closed in the green against 22 that closed in the red as a total of 121 stocks exchanged hands during the day.

This positive momentum was primarily driven by share price appreciation from top gainers, including Thomas Wyatt (9.93%), FBN Holdings (9.91%), Multiverse (9.90%), Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (9.88%), and Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank (9.70%).

However, some stocks experienced losses, including Axa Mansard Insurance, Guinea Insurance, and Oando Plc, with share dips of 9.69%, 9.68%, and 9.13%, respectively.

Sectorial performances varied with NGX Insurance, NGX Consumer Goods, and NGX Industrial Goods indices recording losses, while the Oil/Gas sector reported a lull performance.

Notably, tier I banking stocks fueled the Banking sector to a substantial 5.01% gain, with GTCO, United Bank for Africa, AccessCorp, and Zenith Bank leading in volume and value, contributing to the overall market bullishness.

Positive trading activity continued, with a 19.90% increase in total deals, 59.15% rise in volume, and an 8.88% uptick in value, totaling 8,412 deals, 690.01 million units, valued at N12.10 billion.

GTCO emerged as the most actively traded security in terms of volume and value, with 76.70 million units worth N3.04 billion exchanged in 260 deals.

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Global Markets Face Headwinds as European Equities Drop Amid Economic Concerns

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European equity experienced a decline following losses in Asian shares, the pressure created by weak oil prices and growing apprehensions about China’s economic outlook.

The Euro Stoxx 50 contract fell by 0.5%, mirroring a broader trend of cautiousness in the markets.

The drop in Asian stocks from Hong Kong to mainland China and Australia followed a third consecutive daily decline for the S&P 500 and contributed to a general atmosphere of market uncertainty.

Treasury yields rose after a previous drop, with the 10-year note experiencing its lowest levels since August.

The shift in sentiment was evident in a seven-basis-point jump, in tandem with a selloff in Japanese sovereign debt.

Energy producers faced declines due to oil reaching its lowest point since June amid oversupply concerns.

Also, Moody’s Investors Service’s downgrade of its outlook on several Chinese companies, coupled with worries about the nation’s debt burden, contributed to equity weakness.

A surprise contraction in China’s imports in November further fueled concerns about the economic slowdown.

Investors are now eyeing Friday’s US jobs report following private payrolls data that fell short of estimates, indicating potential softening in the employment market.

Meanwhile, oil stabilized after a five-day losing streak, and focus is on the upcoming OPEC+ production plans.

The dollar remained relatively steady against major currencies, and as markets await the Federal Reserve’s meeting next week, there is anticipation regarding potential shifts in market expectations based on quarterly forecasts.

In corporate news, Apple Inc. is preparing for new models and upgrades, aiming to reverse declining sales, while Advanced Micro Devices Inc. targets the artificial intelligence market dominated by Nvidia Corp.

Gold extended gains and bitcoin traded below $44,000, a level not seen since June last year.

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Nigerian Exchange Rebounds with N166bn Gain, Led by Key Banking and Tech Stocks

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The Nigerian Exchange Limited bounced back on Tuesday as investors gained N166 billion after a brief stint in the red earlier in the week.

The market’s resilience was marked by a 0.43% rise in both market capitalization and the All-Share Index to close at N38.989 trillion and 71,250.17, respectively.

The resurgence was spearheaded by robust performances in the stocks of AccessCorp, United Bank for Africa, Zenith Bank Plc, FBNHoldings, and MTN Nigeria, showcasing the influential role of key banking and technology sectors in shaping market dynamics.

The day’s trading saw a significant uptick in transaction volume, surging by 20.93% to 433.57 million, valued at over N11.11 billion.

This indicated a robust 56.53% increase in trade value compared to the previous day. A total of 122 stocks were active in 7,016 deals, underlining the depth of market engagement.

Noteworthy gainers contributing to the positive trend included Secure Electronic Technology Plc, Multiverse, Sunu Assurance, FBNH, and Thomas Wyatt, posting gains of 10.00%, 9.95%, and 9.92%, respectively.

On the flip side, Abbey Mortgage Bank Plc led the decliners with a 9.88% depreciation.

The day’s market dynamics were notably influenced by key value drivers.

The Nigeria Infrastructure Debt Fund, managed by Chapel Hill Denham, made waves as it announced a special distribution to unit holders, contributing to its active trading volume of 20,517,592 units valued at N2.22 billion.

Airtel Africa, MTN Nigeria, UBA, and UAC Nigeria also played pivotal roles, contributing significantly to the total volume traded for the day.

This robust rebound underscores the dynamic nature of the Nigerian stock market, reflecting the interplay of various sectors in shaping its trajectory.

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