Nigerian Equity Investors Upbeat, As Low Money Market Rates Buoy Positioning In Dividend Stocks

Market Update for February 15

Trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday was a consolidation of previous day’s position, amidst continued volatility and recovery mode. This was supported by an increasing demand for relatively low priced stocks as reflected in the volume traded.
From the opening session, the index gapped up till mid-morning and pulled back slightly by the midday before retracing up to hit intraday high of 42,604.40 from lows of 42,171.80 basis points. It backed off with a 3-wave corrective move and held support at the current level, any breakout of 42,735.52 will signal real recovery from the recent seven-day correction.
The market forces-induced pullback is progressively rebounding as economic, market and company fundamentals remain strong ahead of the Q4 earnings reporting season.
Thursday’s market technicals were strong and positive, with buying pressure at 100% and selling position of 0%, volume index was 0.60 with money flow index at 33.13 point.
At the close of trading, the composite All-Share index gained 432.60 points to close at 42,604.40 basis points after opening at 41,171.80bp, representing a growth of 1.03% on a high traded volume that was higher than the previous day’s. Similarly, market capitalisation was up N155.25bn to close at N15.29tr, after opening at N15.13tr, which also represented 1.03% appreciation in investors’ position.
The sustained upturn resulted from value gain in stocks like FBNH, UBA, Dangote Flour, Flour Mills, Access Bank, Lafarge Africa, Stanbic IBTC, Zenith Bank, Dangote Cement, ETI, GTBank and NB.
On Thursday, the board of NB advised investors of its offer of N3.13 per share as dividend to shareholders whose names appear in the register of members on March 6, before it closed between March 7 to 13, 2018. Shareholders are expected to approve the recommended dividend payment slated for April 23, at the Annual General Meeting on April 20 in Lagos. The company has advised, in line with the regulatory directive that the dividend, less withholding tax shall be transferred electronically to bank accounts of beneficiaries to replace the age-long warrants now outlawed.
These impacted positively on the NSE’s Year-To-Date returns, which bounced back to 11.40%, just as market capitalisation gain for the period rose to N1.67r, representing a 12.20% YTD growth.
The Composite and all other sectorial indexes closed green, except for the NSE AseM that stayed flat. Market breadth was positive as advancers outpaced decliners in the ratio of 29:24.
Market activities in volume and value terms were up by 18.13% and 33% respectively to 615.18m shares worth N6.28bn from previous day’s 520.74m units valued at N4.72bn.
Transaction volume for the day was considerably boosted by financial services and Agriculture stocks like Multiverse, Skye Bank, Access Bank, FCMB and FNBH which witnessed increased trading to top the activity chart as most traded.
FBNH and Wapic Insurance topped the advancers table for the day with 8.23% and 6.25% gain to close at N12.50 and N0.68 respectively, due to expectation of full-year earnings, while the decliners log was led by Caverton and Courtville losing 8.77% and 8.70 % to close at N2.60 and N0.42 each, on profit taking and market forces.
Being the last trading session of the week, expect short term positioning for Q4 earnings reports and volatility to continue as traders jump back into the market on low price attraction ahead of dividend declaration. The relatively low interest rates in the money market and sell-off in the bond market will boost inflow into stock market as fund managers play earnings season for quick returns in high dividend paying stocks,
However, we would like to reiterate that investors should go for equities with intrinsic value, especially during this season that dividend payment is approaching.
We advise investors to allow numbers guide their decisions while repositioning for the rest of the year’s trading activities, especially now that stock prices remain volatile amidst improving company, economic and market fundamentals.
It is time to combine fundamentals and technical tools to take decision by knowing the support and resistant level to reposition or exit any position. Market is in phases know the cycles in order to manage your trading and investing risk. For stocks that should be on your shopping list to buy in this seasonality changes as the year winds down, sign up to INVESTDATA BUY AND SELL signal setup by calling 08028164085.
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