Mixed Sentiments May Linger On Panic Selloffs, Portfolio Repositioning, Bargain Hunting

Negative sentiment resurfaced on the Nigerian Exchange Tuesday, halting the seeming recovery that had been mixed in the face of negative market breath and oscillating traded volume to reflect position taking in some sectors and stocks, despite the CBN’s monetary policy tightening that has induced price corrections, offering good entry opportunities to investors.

The NGX All-Share Index fell sharply, almost wiping out all the year-to-date gain, amid sustained panic selling and profit-taking on fears that affected prices of high priced stocks and blue-chips, and despite the better-than-expected corporate earnings that should support high payouts at the end of the current financial year.

On the strength of actual numbers released so far by the quoted companies, sector rotation and portfolio alignment have continued among market players, amid 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 low, 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.

Despite the bearish momentum and election risk, we still talk about the potential for a 3-5% Santa Claus rally and how CBN moves can cause investors to either sell or buy in droves. At the end of the day, even when outcomes of MPC meeting are 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 continued to tumble, trading at $95.50, in the midst of the European Commission saying it is impossible to cap gas prices, 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.

Tuesday’s trading started on the downside and was sustained throughout the session on selloffs in blue chip companies, a situation that pushed the NGX’s index below psychological line of 44,000 mark to an intraday low of 43,439.72bps from its highs of 44,293.10bps before closing significantly below its opening level at 43,461.60bps.

Market technicals were weak and mixed, with higher volume of trade than the previous session in the midst of breadth favoring bears on a selling sentiment as revealed by Investdata’s Sentiments Report showing 3% buy position and 97% sell volume. The total transaction volume index stood at 1.49 points, just as impetus behind the day’s performance was weak as Money Flow Index is looking down at 40.30pts, from the previous day’s 41.80pts, indicating that funds left  the market.

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Index and Market Caps

At the end of Tuesday’s trading, the key performance NGX All-Share Index, shed 807.83bps, closing at 43,461.60 basis points, after opening at 44,269.43bps, representing a 1.82% decline, just as market capitalization fell by N440bn, closing at N23.67tr from the previous day’s N24.11tr, which also represented a 1.82% depreciation in value.

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Meanwhile, the session’s downturn was driven by selloffs in shares of Dangote Cement, MTNN, Guinness, NB, Stanbic IBTC, GTCO, Fidelity Bank, Zenith Bank, FCMB and Custodian, among others, which impacted negatively  on Year-To-Date gain, reducing it to 1.74%. Market capitalization gain YTD increased to N782 billion, representing a 7% rise over the opening level for the year.

Bearish Sector Indices

Sectorial performance indexes were down, except for the NGX Oil/Gas that closed 0.56% higher, while the NGX Industrial goods led the decliners after losing 3.93%, followed by Insurance, Consumer goods and Banking with 1.32%, 0.58% and 0.17% respectively.

Market breadth remained negative with losers and gainers in the ratio of 19:12; just as transactions in volume and value improved as stockbrokers crossed 249.91m shares worth N2.50bn. Volume was driven by trades in Accesscorp, FBNH, Transcorp, Fidelity Bank and GTCO.

The best performing stocks were Unity Bank and Thomas Watts which gained 10% and 8.57% each, closing at N0.44 and N0.38 per share respectively on market forces and earnings expectation. On the flip side, Guinness Nigeria and Custodian Investment e lost 9.95% and 9.32%, closing at N74.65 and N5.35per share, purely on profit taking and selloffs.

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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