Domestic Bourse Closes In Negative Territory

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Domestic Bourse Closes In Negative Territory
Domestic Bourse Closes In Negative Territory

The Nigerian All Share Index closed negative, declining further by 0.13% to close at 49,475.42 points at the end of yesterday’s trading session.

The performance was due to sell-offs in bellwether stocks such as STANBIC (-1.67%) and FBNH (-1.48%). Consequently, the YTD return decreased to 15.82% as market capitalisation fell by ₦35.1 billion to close at ₦26.69 trillion.

The sectoral performance was mixed as two of the five indices under coverage advanced while the Industrial and Oil & Gas indices closed flat. The Insurance and Consumer Goods indices, the gainers, rose by 0.65% and 0.02 on NEM (+8.97%) and CADBURY (+3.00%) respectively. Conversely, the Banking index, the only loser, fell by 1.39% on STANBIC (-1.48%).

Investors’ sentiment strengthened but remained negative as the market breadth increased to 0.69x from 0.47x. This was illustrated by the advance of 9 stocks, led by NEM (+8.97%) and ACADEMY (+6.80%) and the decline of 13 stocks, led by REGALINS (-7.41%) and UNITYBNK (-6.98%). Activity level weakened as the total volume and value decreased by 35.87% and 9.04% respectively, as investors exchanged about 107.49mn units of shares worth over ₦1.15bn.

Domestic Bourse Closes In Negative Territory - Brand Spur

We expect positive sentiment to return 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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Fixed Income

There was mixed sentiments across the bond yield curve as two of the four bond yields under coverage  compressed while the FGN-JAN-2026 and FGN-JUL-2030 closed flat. The FGN-APR-2023 and FGN-MAR-2024 yields compressed by 6bps and 1bp respectively.

The Treasury bill yields for the 91 and 182-day paper compressed by 1bp and 274bps to close at 11.49% and 7.82% respectively while the 364-day paper closed flat at 6.77%.

We expect market activity to be influenced by the liquidity levels in the financial system. 

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  • Mixed Sentiment across the Bond Yield Curve
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  • Negative Performance in African Stocks