The equity market closed higher today as it gained 0.84%, extending uptrend to three consecutive trading sessions. The growth was aided by the sterling performance of UBA, SEPLAT, and 29 others. Market breadth closed positive, recording 31 gainers against 22 losers.
In summary, the All Share Index (ASI) was up by 309.08 absolute points, representing a growth of 0.84%, closing at 36,946.05 points. Similarly, the market capitalization increased by N111.97 billion, representing a growth of 0.84% closing at N13.38 trillion.
The upturn was impacted by gains recorded in medium and large capitalized stocks, amongst which are; SEPLAT (+10.00%), OANDO (+9.52%), FLOURMILL (+8.47%), TRANSCORP (+5.74%), PZ (+5.61%), UBN (+5.36%), FO (+4.38%), DANGSUGAR (+3.03%), ETI (+3.39%), GUARANTY (+2.27%), UBA (+1.03%), FBNH (+0.50%), NB (+0.48%) and NESTLE (+0.07%).
|CAP||N13,383,726,077,111.07||One Day (ASI CHG)||+0.84|
|Index||36,946.05||One Week (ASI CHG)||+0.64|
|Volume||319,404,219||One Month (ASI CHG)||-3.48|
|Value||N3,048,305,575.31||Six Month (ASI CHG)||-16.61|
|Deals||4,091||52 Weeks (ASI CHG)||+3.07|
The Naira at the inter-bank rate closed unchanged at N305.90 against Friday’s closing price.
The Investors and Exporters (I&E) FX window opened at N361.95, traded high at N363.00 and eventually closed at N361.78, representing a 0.14% appreciation against Friday’s closing price. A total of $106.26 million was transacted through the I&E window today.
We expect the FX Market to trade within the existing range in the next session.
Overnight (O/N) rate closed at 9.92%, representing a 2.67% appreciation against Friday’sclosing position, while Open Buy-Back (OBB) rate closed at 9.42% representing a 2.58% appreciation against Friday’s closing position.
We expect the Money Market to trade within an existing range in the next session.
|Note: BPS => Basis Points|
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