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Stock Market

Stocks close flat despite buying pressures from ECOBANK, GTBANK

GUARANTY finished the most traded stock by value at N534.4 million.  

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Nigerian bourse on Thursday closed near flat as the All Share Index dropped slightly by 0.01% to 24,276.56 index points. Consequently, YTD performance presently stands at -9.46%. 

Activity level reversed its previous increase as total volumes and values exchanged declined by 19.76% and 49.05% to 186.64 million units and 2.393 billion respectively. Fidelity Bank was the most traded stock by volume at 38.0 million units while GUARANTY finished the most traded stock by value at N534.4 million.  

Market sentiment, as measured by market breadth, was negative as 15 stocks declined, relative to 10 advancers with CONOIL and ARBICO as top losers by 10.00% and 9.52% respectively, while STERLNBANK and PZ recorded largest price gains with 5.83% and 3.57% respectively. 

READ ALSO: Top banks’ stocks plunge, as bears overwhelms Nigerian tier-2 banks’ rally

Across sectors, three of the five indexes under our coverage gained. Price appreciation in LAW UNION and AIICO INSURANCE moved the Insurance index up by 0.64%, while the Banking and industrial followed to gain 0.60% and 0.02% respectively.  

Conversely, the Consumer Goods and Oil & Gas indexes were down 0.64% and 0.45% respectively, on the back of sell-offs in INTBREW, DANGSUGAR and CONOIL. 

 

Top gainers 

LAWUNION up 7.00% to close at N1.07,PZ up 3.57% to close at N4.35,ETI up 3.26% to close at N4.75,GUARANTY up 1.11% to close at N22.75ZENITHBANK up 0.60% to close at N16.75, 

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 READ MORE: Nestle hits N1,000 for first time since March Covid-19 lock-down

Top Losers 

CONOIL down 10.00% to close at N18.9, ARBICO down 9.52% to close at N1.71, VITAFOAM down 9.30% to close at N5.07, INTBREW down 8.86% to close at N3.6, DANGSUGAR down 0.86% to close at N11.5 

 

Outlook 

Nigerian bourse finished on a near stalemate, as buying pressure from top tier-1 banks countered the high sell-offs recorded in CONOIL, VITAFOAM & INTBREW. 

However, Nairmetrics envisages you seek the advice of a certified financial advisor when buying financial assets. 

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Message Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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Manufacturing

Industrial Index loses -12.39 points, as BUA and Lafarge Cement shares top losers list

The NSE Industrials index lost 12.39 index points in the first trading week in the month of April.

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange Industrial Index at the close of trading activities for the first week in the month of April closed on a bearish note, following a 0.66% decrease in the shares of BUA CEMENT and Lafarge.

At the close of trading activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on the 9th of April 2021, the industrial index depreciated by 55.01 index points, to close lower at 1,928.18 index points for the week.

When compared to the overall performance of the market, the NSE Industrial index underperformed, noting that the NSE All-Share Index and Market Capitalization depreciated by 0.66% to close the week at 38,866.39 and N20.3350 trillion respectively.

READ: COVID-19, VAT, FX scarcity adversely impacted our operations in 2020 – Nigerian Breweries boss says

What you should know

The NSE Industrial Index was designed to provide an investable benchmark to capture the performance of the Industrial Sector. It comprises the most capitalized and liquid companies in the industrial sector and is based on the market capitalization methodology.

The index tracks the performance of ten industrial companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange which includes Dangote, BUA, and Lafarge Cement.

The overall performance of the companies for the week was bearish, as the index closed on a negative note driven by the decrease in the share price of BUA Cement and Lafarge.

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MEYER (19.51) was the only gainer for the week, while BUACEMENT (-1.09%) and LAFARGE WAPCO (-3.00%) were the only losers for the week.

GAINER

  • MEYER up by19.51% to close at N0.49.

LOSER

  • WAPCO down by -3.00% to close at N21.00.
  • BUACEMENT down by -1.09% to close at N72.70.

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Consumer Goods

Consumer goods index gains 6.16 points, driven by gains in Nestle, Flourmills and Honeywell shares

The NSE Consumer goods index gained 6.16 index points following gains in the share prices of Nestle, Flourmills and Honeywell.

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange Consumer Goods Index (CGI), a market index that tracks the performance of consumer goods companies, gained a total of 6.16 index points, to close the first week of active trading in April at 556.03 index points following the gains in the shares of Nestle, Flour Mills of Nigeria and Honeywell Flour Mills.

A preview of the index performance for the week revealed that at the close of trading activities on Friday 9th of April 2021, the NSECG index appreciated by 1.12% to close the week higher at 556.03 index points, from 549.87 index points at the open of trade for the week.

In line with this, the index gained a total of 6.16 index points at the close of trade for the week.

READ: Three consumer goods stocks that beat Nigeria’s 17.33% inflation rate

The index performed better when compared to the market index, noting that the All-Share Index and the market capitalization depreciated by 0.13%, to close the week at 38,866.39 and N20.335 trillion respectively.

READ: Flour Mills shares surge by 6.9%, lifting the miller’s capitalization by N8.2 billion

What you should know

  • The NSE Consumer goods Index was designed to provide an investable benchmark to capture the performance of companies in the consumer goods sector. The index comprises the most capitalized and liquid companies in food, beverage, and tobacco.
  • The index is based on the market capitalization methodology, as it tracks the performance of fifteen consumer goods companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange which includes, Nestle, Nigerian Breweries (NB), Dangote Sugar, and International Breweries.
  • The overall performance of the companies was relatively bullish, as the index closed on a positive note, 6.16 index points higher.
  • FLOURMILLS (6.90%) led the gainers’ chart, followed by HONYFLOUR (4.24%), while GUINNESS (-17.27%) topped the losers list, followed by CADBURY (-3.03%).

READ: PZ Cussons shares lose N3 billion in three sessions on NSE

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Top gainers

  • FLOURMILLS up by 6.90% to close at N31.00.
  • HONYFLOUR up by 4.24% to close at N1.23.
  • NESTLE up by 3.27% to close at N1420.

Top losers

  • GUINNESS down by -17.27% to close at N29.70.
  • CADBURY down by -3.03% to close at N8.00.
  • INTBREW down by -1.72% to close at N5.70.
  • CHAMPION down by -1.33% to close at N2.22.

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