NSE Extends Losses by ₦4235.9Bn in 3-Day Cold Streaks

NSE Extends Losses by ₦4235.9Bn in 3-Day Cold Streaks

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extends losses by ₦425.9 billion on Wednesday in a renewed 3-day cold streaks as investors booked profits.

This week, the domestic equities market has extended losses for the third consecutive trading session due to sell-offs in DANGCEM (-7.4%), ZENITH (-3.1%), and UBA (-6.9%).

As a result, the NSE All-Share Index dipped 196 basis points to 40,696.01 points.

After the bear grip, year to date (YTD) return fell to 1.1% while market capitalisation declined to ₦21.3 trillion.

Market data shows that activity level improved as volume and value traded rose 19.9% and 38.7% respectively to 366.9 million units and ₦5.5 billion.

The most traded stocks by volume were ZENITH (43.7 million units), FBNH (40.0 million units) and GUARANTY (36.0m units).

Meanwhile GUARANTY (₦1.2 billion), ZENITH (₦1.1 billion) and MTNN (₦846.2 million) led by value.

Afrinvest said performance across sectors under its coverage was largely bearish as 5 of 6 indices closed southward, save the Oil & Gas index which closed flat.

The Industrial Goods and Banking indices lost 3.7% and 3.4% respectively due to sell-offs in DANGCEM (-7.4%), WAPCO (-2.6%), ZENITH (-3.1%) and GUARANTY (-1.5%).

Similarly, the Insurance and Consumer Goods indices fell 1.2% and 0.4% respectively following sell pressures in AIICO (-6.7%), LINKASSURE (-9.1%), FLOURMILL (-5.7%) and DANGSUGAR (-2.3%).

Also, Afrinvest stated that the AFR-ICT index declined 2 bps on the back of a price decline in ETRANZACT (-10.0%).

Investor sentiment as measured by market breadth worsened to 0.4x from the 1.0x recorded previously as 13 stocks gained against 36 losers.

NIGERINS (+10.0%), CHAMPION (+9.8%) and WAPIC (+7.4%) were the top gainers.

Meanwhile, REGALINS (-10.0%), CAP (-10.0%) and FIDSON (-10.0%) were the top losers.

“In the next trading session, we expect the equities market to close in the red. However, there is room for bargain hunting opportunities”, Afrinvest stated.

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NSE Extends Losses by ₦4235.9Bn in 3-Day Cold Streaks