Daily Financial Market Report for January 24, 2019Opeyemi Kolawole
The Bulls Maintain Dominance NSEASI Advances by 36 Basis Points
The Nigerian Equities Market (NSE) continued positive momentum as investors maintained positive sentiments on major bellwethers. The bench mark- All Share Index (ASI) advanced by 0.36% to close at 30,989.60 points. Investors gained N43.2 billion to close market capitalization at N11.56 trillion while the Year-to-Date (YtD) returns stood at -1.40%.
Sectors performance was significantly bullish
Performance across sectors was significantly bullish as only the Industrial index depreciated by 1.64% due to losses in the shares of CCNN (-4.00%) and Wapco (-0.40%). On the flip side, the Insurance and Banking indices recorded the largest gains as they appreciated by 1.10% and 0.65% respectively due to bargain hunting recorded in the shares of Mansard (7.53%) and Corner stone (5.00%); Guaranty (1.82%) and Zenith (0.68%). The Consumer goods also gained marginally due to gains in Flourmill (0.77%) and Champion (2.58%).
Market activity measured by aggregate volume decreased by 29% while value advanced by 6%. Investors traded a total of 268 million units of shares valued at ₦3.15 billion in 3,756 deals.
The NASD market closed negative after today’s trading activities as the Unlisted Securities Index (USI) went down by 0.56% to close at 745.14 points. Market Capitalization also declined by 56 basis points to settle at N535.34 billion. Market activity measured by aggregate volume decreased by 96% while value also declined by 67%. Investors traded a total of 71,341 units of shares valued at N1.14 million in 10 deals. Five securities traded on the NASD platform today and they include Accorn Petroleum, CSCS Plc, Food concepts plc, Mixta Real estate Plc and Wamco Plc.
Please find attached our daily market report for today, January 24, 2019.