Nigerian stocks on Friday after the battle of the bulls and the bears closed the trading session with the Bear on top. The All-Share Index (ASI) dropped by 0.13% to settle at 38,648.48 index points.
FLOURMILL and REGALINS (+10%) led the gainers for the day, while STSREIT (-9.96%) topped the losers. Performance across sectors was bearish as 3 of the 5 indexes under our coverage trended bearishly.
The banking index led laggards, down by -0.09% as a result of the sell pressures in UNITYBANK (-9.59%) and WEMABANK (-6.15%)
Conversely, the consumer goods index and Insurance closed as the gainer, up marginally by +1.03% and 1.34% respectively.
- REGALINS up 10.0% to close at N0.3
- FLOURMILL up 10.0% to close at N27
- NEM up 9.73% to close at N1.85
- NNFM up 9.71% to close at N5.15
- LIVESTOCK up 9.29% to close at N1.83
- SFSREIT down 9.96% to close at N69.3
- UNITYBNK down -9.59% % to close atN0.73
- AFRINSURE down 9.09% to close at N0.22
- SOVRENINS down -7.69% to close at N0.26
- WEMABANK down -6.15% to close at N0.65
Bears outperformed the Bulls shown by investors sells off SFSREIT (-9.96%), UNITYBNK (-9.59%) shown today.
Selling pressure intensity can also be linked to the recent movement in the bond market as investors seek liquidity to invest in risk-averse securities.
Also, Nigeria’s currency market is facing an unusual level of FX scarcity, which pushes significant pressure on Nigeria’s local currency.
Nairametrics envisages you seek the advice of a certified financial advisor when choosing stocks to buy.
Bulls enjoy slight victory at the NSE
The NSE ASI saw a bullish move supporting Wednesday’s gains and showing bullish dominance since the start of the week.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange market posted gains at the end of the trading session today, making it the fourth day of a bullish run. The All-Share Index increased by +0.01% to close at 39,131.80 from 39,128.34 index points. CUTIX made the top of the gainers list.
- Nigerian Stock Exchange market value currently stands at NGN 20.48Tr. Its Year-to-Date (YTD) returns currently stands at – 83%.
- The market closed in profit as CUTIX led 17 Gainers, and 15 Losers topped by EKOCORP with a slightly bullish movement by the NSE ASI.
- CUTIX up +7.00% to close at N2.14
- PZ up +6.93% to close at N5.40
- LINKASSURE up +5.00% to close at N0.84
- COURTVILLE up +4.35% to close at N0.24
- OANDO up +3.96% to close at N3.15
- 1. EKOCORP down -10.00% to close at N5.40
- SUNUASSUR down -9.09% to close at N0.60
- HONYFLOUR down -8.45% to close at N1.30
- SOVRENINS down -8.00% to close at N0.23
- UNITYBNK down -6.78% to close at N0.55
The NSE ASI saw a bullish move supporting Wednesday’s gains and showing bullish dominance since the start of the week. However, the following stocks are on our watchlist: PZ, Guaranty, Access bank, STANBIC, HONYFLOUR, GUINNESS and Flourmills.
- Nairametrics advises cautious participation in the stock market in this era of growing uncertainties.
The NSE Banking Index plunges as Zenith Bank dips
The NSE Banking Index trended bearish at the end of the trading session today; 5 gains were posted opposing 3 losses and 2 stalemates.
The NSE Banking Index trended bearish at the end of the trading session today; 5 gains were posted opposing 3 losses and 2 stalemates. The Index finished in the red with a loss of -0.04% pushing the Index point down to 357.76 from 357.89
UBA topped the gainers with a +2.07% increase. Technical analysis showed that UBA share price saw a noticeable upward trend from the start of the trading session pushing the price from its previous day’s close of N7.25 to N7.40.
Wema bank also posted gains of +1.75% pushing the price from the previous day’s close of N0.57 to N0.59 at today’s close of market. Wema Bank technical analysis shows a slightly correlated trend with that of UBA for today’s trading session.
EcoBank saw a +1.01% gain at the end of the trading session today. Price was moved from its previous gains of N4.95 to N5.00 showing a N0.05 increase that was sufficient enough to earn EcoBank 4th place on the gainers’ side at the end of the trading session today.
Access Bank escaped the bear’s claws with a +0.67% profit at the end of the trading session, technical analysis shows massive consolidation today before price moved from N7.50 to N7.55.
GTBank was also saved after posting a profit of 0.16% pushing the price to N31.30 from its previous N31.25.
Fidelity Bank held top spots on the losing side of today’s trading session with a noticeable decline from -1.77% pushing the price downwards from N2.26 to N2.22.
Jaiz Bank saw a noticeable bearish turn of -1.59% holding the price at N0.62 from N0.63.
Zenith Bank was next to feel the claws of the bear as it took a hit of -1.35% pushing price downwards from N2.30 to N2.00. Union Bank and Sterling Bank both saw a stalemate at the end of the trading session today to hold at N5.00 and N1.60 respectively.
- Market sentiments indicate that tomorrow might see a bullish recovery with 6 gainers being opposed to 3 losers and 3 stalemates.
- Nairametrics advises cautious participation in the market amid growing uncertainties.
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- Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc notifies stakeholders of 26th Annual General Meeting.
- Dangote Cement Plc to hold AGM on May 26th
- Linkage Assurance Plc proposes N500million as final dividend for 2020, and a bonus issue on its existing shares.
- VFD Group set to raise additional capital of N9.01 billion through rights issue and private placement.
- GT Bank records a 9% dip in profit to N45.55 billion in Q1 2021.