NSE Index Rally on Buying Interest in Dangcem, MTNN, Stanbic

NSE Index Rally on Buying Interest in Dangcem, MTNN, Stanbic

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) index rally 0.98% Wednesday on buying interest in large cap stocks like Dangote Cement, MTN Nigeria and Stanbic IBTC stocks.

After yesterday loss, the domestic equities market closed on a positive note as the All-Share Index rose 98 basis points to 39,085.78 points.

Today gain moderated year to date loss to -2.9% as market capitalisation expanded by N199.2 billion to close at N20.4 trillion.

Specifically noted was positive price movement in DANGCEM (+2.3%), MTNN (+2.4%), and STANBIC (+10.0%) that weighed positively on market performance.

Consequently, investors gained ₦199.2 billion as market capitalisation rose to ₦20.4 trillion. Trading activity waned as volume and value declined 11.8% and 4.7% respectively to 361.9 million units and ₦5.7 billion.

The most traded stocks by volume were UBN (79.3 million units), GUARANTY (72.6 million units), and VERITASKAP (50.2 million units). Meanwhile GUARANTY (₦2.3 billion), MTNN (₦1.1 billion) and DANGCEM (₦451.9 million) led by value.

Bullish Sector Performance

“Across sectors that we cover, performance was bullish as 4 indicators trended northward. The AFR-ICT index led the gainers, up 1.2% due to price appreciation in MTNN (+2.4%)”, Afrinvest said.

Similarly, the Oil & Gas, Industrial Goods and Consumer Goods indices rose 0.7% apiece on account of buying interest in OANDO (+8.7%), DANGCEM (+2.3%), GUINNESS (+8.8%), and INTBREW (+2.8%).

On the flip side, profit-taking in WAPIC (-9.1%), MANSARD (-2.0%), ETI (-2.1%) and ACCESS (-0.6%) dragged the Insurance and Banking indices lower by 0.6% and 0.2% respectively.

Investor Sentiment Strengthens

Investor sentiment, as measured by market breadth strengthened to 1.3x from the 1.0x recorded previously as 20 stocks gained against 15 decliners.

STANBIC (+10.0%), NPFMCRFBK (+9.6%) and CORNERST (+8.9%) were the top gainers while MRS (-9.7%), WAPIC (-9.1%) and WAPCO (-7.1%) were the top decliners.

“In the subsequent trading session, we expect profit-taking in the local bourse”, Afrinvest stated.

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NSE Index Rally on Buying Interest in Dangcem, MTNN, Stanbic