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Market Update for November 6, 2018
Tuesday on the Nigerian Stock Exchange was a positive session, as the market sustained its volatile mood, reversing the previous day’s down market on the strength of price appreciation by high cap stocks amidst portfolio reshuffling ahead of year-end rally and 2018 full year reports due in the first quarter of 2019.
The NSE benchmark index opened on a little gap up in the morning session as the indicators continued an up-down movement until mid-morning and into midday when it pulled back. At that point, it retested the strong support level again after touching 31,949.33 basis points, same as in September 13, 2018, before rebounding in the afternoon, hitting intraday highs of 32,212.00bps. The index however closed for the day at 32,154.03bps on low traded volume, gradually forming a three- motive wave after recovering all of the losses for the session.
The recent upturn in inflation rate as reported by NBS in August and September, is likely to continue, especially as the expected October inflation figure is projected to be about 11.32%. However, the rate for subsequent months could rise even faster on the strength of new minimum wage of N30,000 reportedly reached between the Federal Government and labour unions on Monday.
If implemented, the new minimum wage is expected to enhance purchasing power of workers across the country. We are aware that many states are unable to pay the existing N18,000 minimum wage and are indeed owning several months of workers’ salaries and pension.
Tuesday’s market technicals on the NSE were positive, but weak with low traded volume, negative market breadth and positive sentiments, as revealed by Investdata’s Daily Sentiment Report, showing a buy position of 78% and sell volume of 22%. The volume index for the day’s total transactions was 0.67.
Momentum behind the day’s market performance was strengthened again after nosediving to reflect buying interest in the course of portfolio rebalancing. Money flow index for day rose to 50.69bps, from previous day’s 45.19ps, indicating that funds are entering some stocks in the midst low liquidity.
Index and Market Cap
The All Share Index on Tuesday gained 105.85bps to close at 32,154.03bps, after opening at 32,048.19bps, representing 0.33% rise, just as market capitalization improved by N38.64bn, closing at N11.74tr, from an opening value of N11.7tr, a 0.33% value gain.
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The day’s upturn was attributed to the buying interest in low, medium and high stocks like: Nestle, Nigerian Breweries, FBNH, Zenith Bank, UBA, Stanbic IBTC, CCNN, FBNH, Dangote Flour, and Dangote Sugar. This impacted on the Year-to-Date returns, as the loss position improved to 15.92%, while market capitalization dropped by N1.87tr, representing 13.87% drop, from the year’s opening value.
Mixed Sectors Indices
Sectorial indexes were largely bearish, except for the NSE Consumer and Industrial Goods that closed green, just as market breadth stayed negative with decliners outpacing advancers in the ratio of 23:14, to halt the previous day’s bear market.
Market activities were mixed as volume dropped by 5.18% to 149.65m shares, from Monday’s 157.83m units; while value climbed by 59.56% to N2.79bn from N1.75bn. Transaction volume was boosted by financial service stocks like: Fidelity Bank, Regency Insurance, Guaranty Trust Bank, FBNH and Zenith Bank.
CCNN and Nahco were the best performing stocks, gaining 9.81% and 5.29% respectively to close at N20.15 and N3.58 each on a low price attraction and impressive Q3 numbers. On the flip side, Fidson Healthcare and Mutual Benefits lost 10% each to close at N4.50 and N0.27 each on profit taking
We expect the current trend to continue as investors digest company numbers, given that there is no new incentive for the market in November, unless and until there is a change in the narrative.
The ongoing volatility will persist as Q3 numbers assist investors and fund managers rebalance their portfolios, while watching the political space and ahead of the expected Q3 GDP and full year company earnings position. These are likely to drive prices north, or south, while determining market direction before or after Presidential Election.
Investors should review their positions in line with investment goals, strength of the company numbers and act as events unfold in the global and domestic environment.
However, we would like to reiterate our advice that investors should go for equities with intrinsic value,
We advise investors to allow numbers guide their decisions while repositioning in any stock, especially now that stock prices remain volatile amidst mixed company, economic and market fundamental.
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