Daily Financial Market Report for November 28, 2018Birgit Kaur
Nigerian Bourse Continues Losing Streak…as ASI Sheds 48 Bps.
The Nigerian equities market (NSE) extended its losses to four consecutive days as negative sentiments dominated trading activities. The bench mark – All Share Index (ASI) declined by 0.48% to close at 31,023.47 points. Market Capitalization shed N54.83 billion to close at N11.33 trillion while the Year-to-Date (YtD) returns weakened to -18.88%.
Sectors performance was broadly bearish
Performance across sectors was broadly bearish save for the Insurance and Consumer goods indices which appreciated by 0.51% and 0.08% respectively due to gains in Continsure (10.00%); Flourmill (2.56%) and Cadbury (2.56%). On the other hand, the Oil & gas and Industrial indices recorded the largest losses as they declined by 0.79% and 0.42% respectively arising from sell offs in Oando (-6.06%) and Dangem (-1.55%). Similarly, losses in Zenith (-1.48%) and UBA (-2.00%) contracted the banking (-0.17%) sector.
Market activity measured by aggregate volume improved by 21% while value declined marginally by 1%. Investors traded a total of 220 million units of shares valued at ₦2.73 billion in 3,252 deals.
The NASD market reversed previous day gain to close bearish after today’s trading activities. The Unlisted Securities Index (USI) depreciated by 2.54% to close at 717.12 points. Market capitalization also lost 2.54% to settle at N498.42 billion. Market activity measured by aggregate volume advanced by 598% while value also went up by 94%. Investors traded a total of 570,200 units of shares valued at N21.17 million in 11 deals.
Please find attached our daily market report for today, November 28, 2018.