Equities market – A good omen for the new week?

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Negative Performance Returns In Local Bourse
Upward Trajectory Persists In The Domestic Bourse

The stock market opened the week on a bullish note as the NSE-ASI rose 60bps to close at 26,695 points. Market capitalization gained N76.5bn to settle at N12.9tn. We also saw a significant increase in the level of activities as volumes traded and values traded increased by 43.2% and 9.8% respectively compared to the previous trading day.

Equities market - A good omen for the new week? - Brand Spur

All sector indices under our watch benefited from the up trades. The banking sector (+1.6%) led the pack with UBA (+6.0%), ACCESS (+4.3%) and GUARANTY (+1.0) elevating the sector index. The industrial goods sector (+1.0%) followed suit with industry giants like DANGCEM (+1.4%) and WAPCO (+1.8%) driving gains. The consumer goods sector (+0.4%) was driven by gains in GUINNESS (+9.83%) and PZ (+9.52%). The insurance sector (+0.3%) was not left behind with gains in NEM (+2.6%) offsetting losses on other stocks. Likewise, the oil and gas sector (+0.1%) gained on the back of advances in OANDO (+0.83%).

Market sentiments seem very encouraging as market breadth closed at 2.1x; as 17 stocks
advanced against 8 decliners.

We expect the bullish outing observed to be sustained throughout the week, especially in the banking stocks and other stocks with sound fundamentals.

United Capital Plc Research