Mixed Sentiments Linger On Portfolio Repositioning, Bargain Hunting On NGX

Market Update For November 10

The seesaw movement on the Nigerian Exchange continued Thursday as the market resisted further decline that we have seen over the last three trading sessions on price depreciation and appreciation of highly capitalized stocks in the midst of better-than-expected corporate earnings and low prices of stocks that create real opportunities for entrance ahead of December year end accounts.

Despite the increasing economic headwinds and sovereign risk, the gradual improvement in volume traded signaled the fact that smart money is underway, as the benchmark NGX All Share index again broke out the ‘T’ line, before closing higher on a very high traded volume and slightly negative breadth, thereby extending the previous day’s gains in the face of sector rotation and expected year-end seasonality. Also, many players, including the institutional investors are holding cash to confirm market direction, especially as the financial market reset in 2023 and beyond is underway to create wealth for discerning investors. Also, the current market correction and pullbacks offer good entry opportunities to investors.

Technically, at the end of Thursday’s trading, some indicators revealed new uptrend that need to be confirmed today as the market opens, just as companies’ actual numbers continue to guide investment decisions on their portfolio alignment. This is also in the midst of increasing transaction volume that has become noticeable in some sectors and stocks, ahead of year-end seasonality and others events that are likely to give the market direction. Most stocks have touching their 52-week lows and some tending towards their year-to-date lows, creating more entry opportunities for discerning investors.

Investing in the stock market requires deliberate efforts, if you must be on the winning side of the market at the right time, because it pays to take the opposite side of trade when bull or bear sentiments among market players hits an extreme level. This is called contrarian investing, which has been behind the famous quote by Warren Buffett: “be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful.” It is important for investors to know what to do per time, relative to the state of the market and happenings in the area of market fundamentals and economy at large.

The prevailing dividend yields as prices are currently low, to support about the potential for a 3-5% Santa Claus rally, knowing that market pullback was driven by CBN rate hikes and others factors like 2023 general election, insecurity and exchange market problem. At the end of the day, the next outcome of MPC meeting could trigger the news-based market movements. As technical traders, we must not make decisions based on the news only. We do, however, have profit targets and stops in place to protect our investments from wild market swings that are caused by news.

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Oil price rebounded powerfully to trade at $96.02, in the midst of plans by Saudi-Arabia to deliver full oil volume to Asia, despite production cut and Brookfield betting billions of dollar on Australias energy transition, amid the emergency energy shutdown in Ukraine. Also with fear of Saudi oil attack in the face of continued fear of global recession and supply tighten due to the Russia-Ukraine war that is getting worse, coupled with the impact of hawkish monetary policy by central banks, just as China’s COVID-19 lockdown issues are becoming confusing. The up and down movement of oil price also continues to drive volatility in the face of rising interest rates and inflation. Despite the bailout package of the Chinese government to simulate economic activates and stabilize employment, as well as that of Germany aimed at managing the energy crisis.

Thursday’s trading started slightly in the upside and was sustained throughout the session, despite oscillating on buying interests in blue chip stocks and large cap companies, a situation that pushed the NGX’s index to an intraday high of 44,287.55bps from its lows of 43,395.20bps before closing above its opening level at 43,939.68bps.

Market technicals were positive and mixed, with higher volume of trade than the previous session in the midst of breadth favoring bears on a mixed sentiment as revealed by Investdata’s Sentiments Report showing 61% buy position and 39% sell volume. The total transaction volume index stood at 2.32 points, just as momentum behind the day’s performance was weak as Money Flow Index is looking up at 47.29pts, from the previous day’s 40.07pts, indicating that funds entered the market.

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Index and Market Caps

At the close of Thursday’s session, the composite NGX All-Share Index gained 465.34bps, closing at 43,938.68basis points, after opening at 43,477.48bps, representing a 1.07% growth, just as market capitalization rose by N251.74bn, closing at N23.93tr from the previous day’s N23.68tr, which also represented a 1.07% appreciation in value.

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Meanwhile, the day’s upturn was driven by position taking in shares of Airtel, Dangote Cement, GTCO, Fidelity Bank, Zenith Bank, UBA, Accesscorp, FBNH, Nahco and Mrs Oil, among others, which impacted positively on Year-To-Date gain, increasing to 2.86%. Market capitalization gain YTD increased to N1.07trillion, representing a 8.11% rise over the opening level for the year.

Mixed Sector Indices

Sectorial performance indexes were mixed, as the NGX Insurance and Consumer Goods closed 1.72% and 0.68% lower respectively, while the NGX Industrial goods led the advancers after gaining 3.51%, followed by Energy and Banking with 0.12% and 0.01% respectively.

Market breadth was slightly negative with losers outnumbering gainers in the ratio of 16:15; just as activities in volume and value were up as investors exchanged 401.71m shares worth N3.07bn. Volume was driven by trades in Sterling Bank, Accesscorp, Transcorp, GTCO and Zenith Bank.

MRS Oil  and Courtville  were the best performing stocks after gaining 9.83% and 8.70% respectively, closing at N12.85 and N0.50per share respectively on market forces.  On the flip side, Julius Berger and Cadbury lost 9.81% and 9.69%, closing at N21.15 and N10.25per share, purely on profit taking.

Market Outlook

We expect mixed sentiments to continue on portfolio repositioning and bargain hunting in the midst of expected macroeconomic data and election uncertainty, as investors are taking advantage of the low prices to reposition ahead Q3 GDP report and year end seasonality.

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