Mixed Sentiment, Trend Ahead On Profit Taking, Portfolio Realignment Ahead Year End, Election Uncertainty

Market Update For November 29

Profit taking and pullbacks continued on the Nigerian Exchange Tuesday as the composite NGX All-Share index closed lower in the midst of a slightly negative market breadth and low traded volume. This extended the bear-run for a second consecutive session ahead of the last trading day of the month, just as the NGX index’s action yielded to a double top chart pattern formation.

Selling sentiment across the banking and consumer goods sectors that recently supported market rebound have been hit by profit-taking, as players continued to digest the mixed macroeconomic data and reposition their portfolio in the midst of year-end seasonality and expected corporate actions in 2023. Other major sectors of the market, especially industrial and insurance, witnessed some buying interests as the market entered its distribution phase.

Also, market players are studying all the unfolding developments against the backdrop of the rampaging inflation as they hedge against the rising inflation in some stocks with high dividend yields and strong earnings to support higher payout as financial year end of many companies draw closer.

While the low traded volume in the face of flat breadth and selling pressure signals the activities of speculators, and bargain hunters, given that institutional investors are still standing on the fence as revealed by transactions on the exchange. The mixed sentiment points to buying interests and profit taking among blue chip stocks. We also note the fact that many players, including the institutional investors are still holding cash to confirm market direction, especially given the anticipated financial market reset in 2023, and beyond expected to create wealth for action takers.

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Oil price oscillation continued, as it pulled back to trade at $83.97, as OPEC meet next week, pushback on gas price caped in EU energy crisis in the midst of Saudi cutting production, Covid 19 cases in China, geopolitical tension and fear of recession as a result of high interest rate and inflation across the globe. Also supply tighten due to the Russia-Ukraine war that has been lingering.  The up and down movement of oil price also continues to drive volatility.

Tuesday’s trading started slightly in the upside, but reversed at midday on profit-taking and selloffs in banking, consumer goods stocks and others, a situation that pushed the NGX’s index to an intraday low of 47,299.16bps from its  highs of 47,450.71bps before closing below its opening level at 47,322.97bps.

Market technicals were negative and mixed, with lower volume of trade than the previous session in the midst of breadth that favored the bears on selling sentiment as revealed by Investdata’s Sentiments Report showing 16% buy position and 84% sell volume. The total transaction volume index stood at 0.73 points, just as impetus behind the day’s performance was strong as Money Flow Index was looking up at 83.05 pts, from the previous day’s 82.97pts, indicating that funds entered in the market, despite closing lower.

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Index and Market Caps

The NGX All-Share Index, at the end of Tuesday trading shed 113.48 basis points, closed at 47,322.97 basis points after opening at 47,436.45bps, representing a 0.24% decline, just as market capitalization fell by N61.81bn closing at N25.78tr from the previous day’s N25.83tr, which also represented a 0.24% depreciation in value.

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Meanwhile, the day’s downturn was driven by profit taking in NB, GTCO, Zenith Bank, ETI, Stanbic IBTC, Accessorp UBN, UBA and Neimeth, among others, which impacted negatively on Year-To-Date gain, reducing it to 10.78%. Market capitalization gain YTD stood at N3.01tr, representing a 15.60% rise over the opening level for the year.

Mixed Sector Indices

Sectorial performance indexes were mixed as the NGX Banking and Consumer Goods closed 2.14% and 0.99% lower respectively, while the NGX Industrial Goods index led the advancers after gaining 0.12% followed by Insurance with 0.10%.  Just as Energy closed flat.

Market breadth was slightly negative, as losers outnumbered gainers in the ratio of 14:13; just as activities in volume and value were mixed as investors exchanged 120.94m shares worth N1.65bn. Volume was driven by trades in Transcorp, Accesscorp, Zenith Bank, FBNH and GTCO

The best performing stocks for the session were Chams and Coronation Insurance, which gained 9.09% and 6.06%, closing at N0.24 and N0.35 per share respectively on market forces. On the flip side, Neimeth Pharmaceuticals and NB lost 7.97% and 7.66% respectively, closing at N1.27 and N45.20 per share, purely on selloffs and profit taking

Market Outlook

We expect mixed sentiment and trend on profit taking and portfolio reshuffling ahead of year end seasonality in the face of election uncertainty, as pullbacks add more strength to upside rebound, so investors should take advantage of price correction ahead of year end seasonality. Also looking at the trends and events across the globe and domestically.

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