Nigerian Equities Shed 0.74% to Close Week

August 25, 2017

By InvestAdvocate

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Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-Equities closed in red as the Nigerian Stock Exchange all-share index (NSEASI) and market capitalisation shed 0.74 percent to close the week at 36,646.46 and N12.631 trillion respectively.

“Similarly, all other Indices finished lower during the week with the exception of the NSE Main Board, NSE Banking and NSE Consumer Goods Indices that appreciated by 1.34 percent, 0.31 percent and 2.38 percent respectively,” the NSE weekly stock market update said.
At the close of the week’s trading on the domestic bourse, a total turnover of 1.538 billion shares worth N24.218 billion in 19,187 deals were traded by investors compared to a total of 1.394 billion shares valued at N25.037 billion that exchanged hands last week in 23,133 deals.
The NSE reported that the Financial Services Industry (measured by volume) led the activity chart with 1.209 billion shares valued at N14.210 billion traded in 10,692 deals; thus contributing 78.65 percent and 58.68 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively. The Agriculture Industry followed with 109.646 million shares worth N154.438 million in 321 deals. The third place was occupied by Consumer Goods Industry with a turnover of 83.608 million shares worth N6.247 billion in 3,726 deals.
According to the NSE’s update. trading in the Top Three Equities namely Unity Kapital Assurance Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and AIICO Insurance Plc. (measured by volume) accounted for 579.065 million shares worth N7.900 billion in 1,856 deals, contributing 37.66 percent and 32.62 percent to the total equity turnover volume and value respectively.
Also traded during the week were a total of 390 units of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) valued at
N6,511.60 executed in 5 deals compared with a total of 5,168 units valued at N65,570.28 transacted
last week in 8 deals.
A total of 3,657 units of Federal Government Bonds valued at N2,866,267.62 were traded this week
in 9 deals, compared with a total of 987 units valued at N986,951.99 transacted last week in 1 deals.
A summary of price changes in the review week shows that 32 equities gained in price during the week, higher than 19 posted the past week. On the flip-side, 40 equities lost in price, lower than 51 declared the previous week, while 99 equities remained unchanged lower than 101 reported in the preceding week.