The Nigerian stock market reversed its previous day’s loss, as the All Share Index gained 0.17% to close at 24,972.89 points from the previous close of 24,930.88 points on Tuesday.
Market Capitalization closed at N13.027 trillion, up by 0.17% from the previous close of N13.005 trillion, thereby gaining N21.8 billion.
Activity levels finished strong, as total volume and value improved by 32.72% and 70.81% to close at 265.9million units and N2.70billion respectively. GTB was the most traded stock by volume and value with 43.6 million units valued at N1.02 billion.
Market breadth index was negative with 24 losers against 10 gainers. NESTLE (+10.00%) led the gainer’s chart while SEPLAT (-9.99%) topped the losers’.
With the exception of the Consumer Goods index, which recorded 4.19% appreciation during the day due to gains in NESTLE (+10.00%), CADBURY (+6.67%) and FLOURMILL (+4.35%), all other sectors finished in the red. Sell-offs in SEPLAT (-9.99%), prompted a -4.37% depreciation of the Oil & Gas index to feature as the worst performing index.
The Insurance and Banking indexes trailed to shed -2.95% and -0.79% respectively, stirred by price depreciation in MANDARD (-9.00%), AIICO (-8.25%) and GUARANTY (-2.54%) while the Industrial index remained unchanged.
NESTLE up 10.00% to close at N1094.5; CADBURY up 6.67% to close at N8; FLOURMILL up 4.35% to close at N20.4; ACCESS up 1.48% to close atN6.85; and ZENITHBANK up 0.31% to close at N16.15.
SEPLAT down 9.99% to close at N428.8; FIDSON down 6.34% to close at N3.4; REDSTAREX down 5.26% to close at N3.6; GUARANTY down 2.54% to close at N23; and DANGSUGAR down 2.03% to close at N14.5.
Nigeria’s Consumer Goods sector had a good showing on the Nigerian bourse today, appreciating more than 4%, lifting the Nigerian bourse up and countering the huge sell offs that occurred in the Oil sector today, as crude oil prices breached support levels.
However, Nairametrics envisages cautious buying, as market liquidity remained a bit low.
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Trading in the top three equities accounted for 275.099 million shares worth N2.818 billion in 3,497 deals.
The Nigerian stock market ended the week on a bearish note, as the All Share Index (ASI) and Market Capitalization both depreciated by 1.99% to close the week at 24,336.12 and N12.695 trillion respectively.
A total turnover of 961.833 million shares worth N9.181 billion in 20,058 deals were traded this week by investors on the floor of the Exchange, in contrast to a total of 739.375 million shares valued at N8.563 billion that exchanged hands last week in 17,248 deals.
The Financial Services industry (measured by volume) led the activity chart, with 618.714 million shares valued at N4.338 billion traded in 9,669 deals, thus contributing 64.33% and 47.25% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
The Consumer Goods industry followed with 91.119 million shares worth N2.227 billion in 3,703 deals. In the third place was the Conglomerates industry, with a turnover of 60.640 million shares worth N62.779 million in 556 deals.
Trading in the top three equities namely FBN Holdings Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, and United Bank for Africa Plc (measured by volume) accounted for 275.099 million shares worth N2.818 billion in 3,497 deals, contributing 28.60% and 30.69% to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
13 equities appreciated in price during the week, lower than 18 equities in the previous week. 59 equities depreciated in price, higher than 43 equities in the previous week, while 91 equities remained unchanged, lower than 102 equities recorded in the previous week.
OKOMU OIL PALM PLC. up 20.94% to close at N77.40
ROYAL EXCHANGE PLC. up 13.04% to close at N0.26
PRESTIGE ASSURANCE PLC up 10.64% to close at N0.52
ACADEMY PRESS PLC. Up 0.30 0.02 to close at 6.67% N0.32
VITAFOAM NIG PLC. up 5.30 0.29 to close at 5.47% N5.59
REGENCY ASSURANCE PLC up 5.00% to close at N0.21
NESTLE NIGERIA PLC. up 4.73% to close at N1256.80
WAPIC INSURANCE PLC up 3.13% to close at N0.33
NEM INSURANCE PLC up 2.50% to close at N2.05
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NIGERIAN AVIATION HANDLING COMPANY Plc. down 24.24% to close at N2.00
LEARN AFRICA Plc. down 21.48% to close at 1.06
UNILEVER NIGERIA Plc. down 18.82% to close at N13.80
GLAXO SMITHKLINE CONSUMER NIG. PLC. down to close at N4.95
UNION BANK NIG. Plc. down 15.08% 6.30 -0.95 -to close at N5.35
NASCON ALLIED INDUSTRIES PLC down 13.79% to close at N10.00
AIICO INSURANCE PLC. down 13.13% to close at N0.86
JAPAUL OIL & MARITIME SERVICES PLC down 12.00% to close at N0.22
STERLING BANK PLC. down 10.85% to close at N1.15
ARDOVA PLC down 10.73% to close at N11.65
Consumer goods index turns Nigerian Bourse bearish, amidst poor market liquidity
All indexes closed in the negative terrain with the exception of the Banking Index.
Nigerian stock market ended the week trading session on a bearish note, extending its previous day loss. The All-Share Index and Market Capitalization down by 0.16% to 24,336.12 points and N12.695billion respectively. Thus, YTD performance stands at -9.35%.
Similarly, market turnover finished lower compared to the previous trading session. Total volume and value of stocks traded decreased by 19.88% and 17.59% to 144.31 million units and N1.52 billion respectively.
GUARANTY was the most traded stock by volume at 29.1million units, followed by ZENITHBANK, with 27.2 million units of trades.
Market sentiment, as measured by market breadth, was negative as 27 tickers declined, relative to 9 gainers.
REDSTAREX and UACN were the top losers of the day with 10.00% apiece price decline, while IKEJAHOTEL and WEMABANK topped the gainers with 9.68% and 5.77% appreciation in share value.
Performance across sectors mirrored the broad index. All indexes closed in the negative terrain with the exception of the Banking Index, which gained 0.32%. The Consumer Goods Index (1.07%) was the biggest loser of the day due to losses recorded in UACN (-10.00%) and NB (-5.68%).
The Insurance, Oil and Gas and Industrial Goods indexes trailed to shed 0.61%, 0.13% and 0.04% respectively, due to price depreciation in AIICO (-3.37%), ARDOVA (-1.27%) and WAPCO (-0.96%)
IKEJAHOTEL up 9.68% to trade at N1.02,WEMABANK up 5.77% to trade at N0.55,ZENITHBANK up 3.04% to trade at N15.25,FCMB up 2.27% to trade at N1.8,GUARANTY up 0.48% to trade at N20.8
UACN down 10.00% to close at N7.2 REDSTAREX down 10.00% to close at N2.97, JBERGER down 7.56% to close at N18.35NB down 5.68% to close at N34.05, NASCON down 1.96% to close at N10
Sell-offs in UACN, JBERGER and NB dragged the Nigerian bourse down coupled with thin liquidity in the Nigerian Stock Market. Nairametrics envisages cautious buying of Nigerian stocks, as Institutional investors remain on the sidelines.
Top 10 stockbrokers trade a total of N597.4 billion in H1 2020 despite COVID-19 Pandemic
Despite the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the top ten stockbroking firms in Nigeria traded a total of N597.4 billion worth of shares between January and June 2020.
The top ten stockbroking firms in Nigeria according to the Broker Performance Report released by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), traded a total of N597.4 billion and a total volume of 39.6 billion units of shares over the period of January to June.
The report also revealed that the top ten stockbroking firms accounted for 59.31% of the total value of shares traded year to date and 47.22% of the total volume of shares traded on the NSE in the same period.
Top 10 Stockbrokers by Value
- Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Ltd.: Top on the list with the most value of stocks traded is Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Ltd with a value of N128.3 billion, accounting for 12.73% of the total value of shares traded during the period.
- EFG Hermes Nig. Ltd.: Next on the list is EFG Hermes having transactions to the value of N118.5 billion, thereby representing 11.77% of the total value of shares traded.
- Rencap Securities Nigeria Ltd.: Rencap took the third spot with the value of its transactions to the tune of N82.2 billion, making an 8.16% contribution to the total value of shares traded over the course of the period.
- CSL Stockbrokers Ltd.: The total value of transactions made by CSL Stockbrokers stood at N63.5 billion and this accounted for 6.30% of the total value of shares traded in the period.
- Cardinal Stone Securities Ltd.: Cardinal Stone Securities transacted in shares valued at N50.5 billion as well, representing a 5.02% of the total traded shares during the period under review.
Other stockbroking firms that made the top ten list include Chapel Hill Denham Securities (N34.2 billion), Tellimer Capital Limited (N33.5 billion), Cordros Securities (N31.4 billion), Meristem Stockbrokers Limited (N28.9 billion) and FBN Quest Securities Ltd (N26.2 billion.)
Top 10 Stockbrokers by Volume of shares traded
- Cardinal Stone Securities Ltd.: Cardinal Stone came tops with trades of 6.2 billion units of shares which represents 7.37% of the total units traded in the first half of the year.
- EFG Hermes Nig. Ltd.: Next on the list was EFG Hermes which traded 6.1 billion units of shares, thereby accounting for 7.28% of the total shares traded in the period under review.
- Morgan Capital securities Ltd.: Third on the ranking is Morgan Capital which traded 5.7 billion units of shares in the period from January to June 2020 and this came to a total contribution of 6.76%.
- Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers Ltd.: Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers traded 4.7 billion units of shares over the course of the period and this contributed 5.57% to the overall volume of shares traded in the period.
- Rencap Securities Nigeria Ltd.: Rencap traded 4.5 billion units of shares to stand in the fifth position, accounting for 5.34% of the total volume of shares.
Other stockbrokers that made the list include: CSL Stockbrokers Ltd (3.9 billion units), Meristem Stockbrokers Ltd (2.9 billion units), Chapel Hill Denham Securities Ltd (1.9 billion units), Coronation Securities Ltd (1.8 billion units), and APEL Asset Ltd (1.8 billion units.)