Equity market decline further as investors weigh CoVid-19 impact
Following last week’s reported case of CoVid-19 in Nigeria, equity market on Monday sustained losing streak into the new month (extending downtrend to seven consecutive trading days) as investors continue to sell-down amidst the fear of coronavirus pandemic. Consequently, the market breadth closed negative, recording 9 gainers against 28 losers.
NSE Trading Floor
In summary, the All-Share Index (ASI) decreased by 399.89 absolute points, representing a dip of 1.53% to close at 25,816.57 points. Similarly, the overall Market Capitalization size shed N208.32 billion, representing a dip of 1.53% to close at N13.45 trillion.
LAWUNION emerged as the top gainer while NESTLE, UNILEVER, WAPCO, & PZ emerged as top losers.
The downtrend was impacted by losses recorded in large and medium capitalized stocks, amongst which are; NESTLE (-10.00%), WAPCO (-10.00%), PZ (-10.00%), ACCESS (-6.10%), ETI (-5.56%), GUARANTY (-4.62%), UBA (-3.73%), and ZENITHBANK (-2.43%).
|CAP||N13,449,281,594,694.09||One Day (ASI CHG)||-1.53%|
|Index||25,816.57||One Week (ASI CHG)||-4.53%|
|Volume||325,261,259||One Month (ASI CHG)||-9.52%|
|Value||N6,026,645,809.12||Six Months (ASI CHG)||-6.34%|
|Deals||5,054||52 Weeks (ASI CHG)||-19.65%|
The Naira at the official window on Monday closed lower at 307.00/$1, representing a 0.02% depreciation against Friday’s position.
The Investors and Exporters (I&E) FX window opened at N365.07, traded high at N366.60 and eventually closed at N365.46, representing a 0.06% depreciation against Friday’s closing position. A total of $848.01 million was transacted through the I&E window today.
Overnight(O/N) rate closed at 15.58%, representing a 0.83% depreciation against Friday’s closing position, while Open Buy-Back (OBB) rate closed at 14.83%, representing 0.67% depreciation against Friday’s position.
|Note: BPS=> Basis Points|
NASD OTC MARKET
The NASD OTC market on Monday closed unchanged as the Unlisted Securities Index (USI) closed at 700.39, against Friday’s closing position. Similarly, Market Capitalization closed at N503.55 billion, unchanged against Friday’s position. However, the aggregate volume and value increased by 527.09% and 574.09% respectively, as investors traded a total of 1,254,522 volume of shares, valued at N16.20 million in 9 deals.
Top 7 Gainers
Top 7 Losers
Top 7 Traders By Volume
Top 7 Traders By Value