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The local bourse resumed trading for the week on a positive note, as the NSE - All-Share Index and Market Capitalization increased by 0.33% to 40,573.31 points and N21.2billion respectively. Thus, YTD performance advanced to 0.75% at the close of trading.

 

A total volume of 206.2 million units of shares, valued at N2.16billion exchanged hands in 4,264 deals, as ZENITHBANK (0.60%) finished the most traded shares by volume and value at 21.5million units, and N539.6million respectively.

 



 

Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth, was positive as 31 stocks advanced against 13 decliners. SEPLAT (+10.00%) led the gainer’s chart for the day, while CONOIL (-10.00%) finished top loser.

 

Across coverage sectors, performance was mostly positive as all tracked indices closed up for the day; The NSE industrials, insurance, banking and oil & gas advanced by 0.35%, 1.38%, 1.81%, and 5.35% respectively.

 

Sector performance

NSE Oil & Gas Index: Up by +5.35%, as SEPLAT (+10.00%) and JAPAULGOLD (+9.86%) closed north.

NSE Banking Index: Advanced by +1.81%, on buy interest in FCMB (+6.45%), ETI (+4.55%) and ACCESS (+4.29%).

NSE Insurance Index: Rose by +1.38%, on price appreciation in MBENEFIT (9.52%), AIICO (+9.26%) and WAPIC (+1.69%).

NSE Industrial Index: Improved by +0.35% % due to the gain in WAPCO (+5.05%).

NSE Consumer Goods Index: Down marginally by -0.03%, due to the price decline in DANGSUGAR (-1.04%) and HONYFLOUR (-0.77%).

 

MorganCapital Research

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