The Nigeria equity market today, closed the last trading session of the year (2019) with a gain of 0.87%. Consequently, the market breadth closed positive, recording 24 gainers and 12 losers.
In summary, the All-Share Index (ASI) increased by 232.73 absolute points, representing a growth of 0.87% to close at 26,842.07points. Similarly, the overall Market Capitalization size gained N112.36 billion, representing an increase of 0.87% to close at N12.96 trillion.
SEPLAT emerged as the top gainer, while CUTIX emerged as top loser.
The uptrend was impacted by gains recorded in large and medium capitalized stocks, amongst which are; SEPLAT (+10.00%), ETERNA (+9.09%), OANDO (+8.42%), WEMABANK (+5.71%), CADBURY (+2.93%), ACCESS (+2.56%), GUARANTY (+2.41%), OKOMUOIL (+1.09%), UBA (+0.70%), UACN (+0.58%), FCMB (+0.54%), ZENITHBANK (+0.54%) and DANGCEM (+0.35%).
|CAP||N12,958,379,438,439.41||One Day (ASI CHG)||+0.87%|
|Index||26,842.07||One Week (ASI CHG)||+2.88%|
|Volume||1,053,570,483||One Month (ASI CHG)||-0.59%|
|Value||N5,496,207,036.75||Six Months (ASI CHG)||-10.43%|
|Deals||2,445||52 Weeks (ASI CHG)||-14.60%|
Source: NSE, GTI Research
The Naira at the official rate remains unchanged to close at N307.00/$1 against Monday’s position.
The Investors and Exporters (I&E) FX window opened at N363.86, traded high at N365.00 and eventually closed at N364.51, representing a 0.04% appreciation as against Monday’s position. A total of $81.36 million was transacted through the I&E window today.
Overnight(O/N) rate closed at 3.33%, representing 0.08% depreciation as against Monday’s position, while Open Buy-Back (OBB) rate closed at 2.50%, representing 0.176% depreciation as against previous day’s position.
|Bond||641.62||638.74||– 2.88 bps|
|T.Bills||513.31||504.14||– 9.17 bps|
|Note: BPS=> Basis Points|
Source: FMDQ, GTI Research
NASD OTC MARKET
The NASD OTC market performance indices on Tuesday closed unchanged from yesterday’s position, as the Unlisted Securities Index (USI) and Market Capitalization Values remained at 697.54 points and N501.14 billion respectively. However, the aggregate volume and value of trades declined by 96.48% and 91.09% respectively, as investors traded only a total of 11,600 units of shares valued at N1.29 million in 2 deals.
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