Activities at the Nigerian equities market yesterday’s closed positive with the All Share Index extending its positive streak by 0.05% to close at 48,568.57 points.
The performance was due to buying pressures in bellwether stocks such as SEPLAT (+6.80%) and WAPCO (+0.37%). Consequently, the YTD return increased to 13.70% as market capitalisation rose by ₦13.59 billion to close at ₦26.18 trillion.
The sectoral performance was broadly positive as four of the five indices under coverage advanced. The Oil & Gas index, the biggest gainer, rose by 3.35% on SEPLAT (+6.80%). The Consumer Goods, Insurance and Industrial indices, followed suit, increasing by 1.10%, 0.88% and 0.03% on NB (+8.41%), CORNEST (+1.54%) and WAPCO (+0.37%) respectively. Conversely. the Banking Index, the sole loser fell by 1.39% on ZENITHBANK (-2.94%).
Investors’ sentiment weakened but positive as the market breadth decreased to 1.17x from 2.00x. This was illustrated by the decline of 23 stocks led by MULTIVERSE (-8.70%) and INTBREW (-8.04%) and the advance of 27 stocks, led by ACADEMY (+10.00%) and CHAMPION (+9.78%). Activity level was strengthened as the total volume increased by 41.52% while the total value increased by 73.58% as investors exchanged about 464.73mn units of shares worth over ₦7.01bn.
We expect positive sentiment to persist in the next trading session as the equities market still presents decent opportunities for investors chasing positive real returns on investments.
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There was mixed sentiment across the bond yield curve as two of the four bond yields under coverage compressed while the FGN-JAN-2026 and the FGN-JUL-2030 bond papers closed flat. The yields on the FGN-APR-2023 and FGN-MAR-2024 bond papers compressed by 2bps and 1bp respectively.
Treasury bill yields for the 91, 182 and 364-day paper inched up by 2bps, 6bps, and 18bps at 3.25%, 3.52% and 4.66% respectively.
We expect market activity to be influenced by the liquidity levels and foreign investors’ participation.
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