The Nigeria equity market today (Thursday) closed the first trading session of the new year with a marginal gain of 0.10% amidst bargain hunting on medium and large capitalized stocks. Consequently, the market breadth closed positive, recording 21 gainers and 13 losers.
In summary, the All-Share Index (ASI) increased by 25.72 absolute points, representing a growth of 0.10% to close at 26,867.79 points. Similarly, the overall Market Capitalization size gained N12.42 billion, representing an increase of 0.10% to close at N12.97 trillion.
ROYALEX emerged as the top gainer, while SEPLAT emerged as top loser.
The uptrend was impacted by gains recorded in large and medium capitalized stocks, amongst which are; TRANSCORP (+8.08%), FBNH (+5.69%), MTNN (+3.81%), UACN (+3.49%), DANGSUGAR (+2.94%), ACCESS (+1.00%), ETI (+0.77%), UBA (+0.70%), and ZENITHBANK (+0.35%).
|CAP||N12,970,797,414,239.55||One Day (ASI CHG)||+0.10%|
|Index||26,867.79||One Week (ASI CHG)||+2.98%|
|Volume||264,103,517||One Month (ASI CHG)||-0.45%|
|Value||N5,231,059,112.25||Six Months (ASI CHG)||-8.60%|
|Deals||3,178||52 Weeks (ASI CHG)||-13.53%|
The Naira at the official window closed unchanged at N307.00/$1, same as on Tuesday.
The Investors and Exporters (I&E) FX window opened at N364.35, traded high at N366.05 and eventually closed at N364.79, representing a 0.08% depreciation as against last Tuesday’s position. A total of $47.51 million was transacted through the I&E window today.
Overnight(O/N) rate closed at 2.79%, representing 0.55% depreciation as against Tuesday’s position, while Open Buy-Back (OBB) rate closed at 2.14%, representing 0.36% depreciation as against Tuesday’s position.
|T.Bills||504.14||498.22||– 15.09 bps|
|Note: BPS=> Basis Points|
NASD OTC MARKET
The NASD OTC market performance indices today (Thursday) closed unchanged from last Tuesday’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 grew significantly by 250,545.17% and 2,068.33% respectively, as investors traded a total of 29,074,840 units of shares valued at N28.01 million in 10 deals.
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