Daily Financial Markets Report for August 19, 2021

Daily Financial Markets Report for August 19, 2021

Equities market closes on a Positive note… ASI gains 32 Basis Point

The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) closed Positive. The benchmark All Share
Index (ASI) appreciated by 0.32% to close at 39,670.29. Market Capitalization
increased by 64.93 Billion to close at N20.668 trillion while the Year-to-Date (YtD)
returns settled at –1.49%.
What shaped today’s market direction?
Today’s market direction can be largely attributed to gains recorded in large and
mid-cap stocks in Banking, Industrial and Consumer goods sector. Some of today’s
market gainers include: NAHCO (10.00%), NEIMETH (10.00%), HONYFLOUR (9.96%),
BOCGAS (9.90%), WAPCO (3.84%), AIICO (3.16%), MTNN (2.56%), TRANSCORP
(2.08%), WAPIC (2.08%), WEMABANK (1.16%), ACCESS (1.11%), FBNH (0.68%) and ZENITHBANK (0.21%) amongst others.

NASD Market
The NASD market closed Negative after today’s trading activities as the Unlisted
Securities Index (USI) declined by 0.11 % to close at 736.89. Consequently, Market
Capitalization closed at 640.48 billion. Market activity measured by aggregate
volume decreased by 79.22% while value increased by 88.09%. Investors traded a
total of 1,181,550 units of shares valued at N11.9 million in 13 deals.

Please find here our Daily Financial Market update for today, August 19, 2021

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