At the close of the market today, the Equity Market ended trading session with an aggregate of 27,179.28 to capture a loss of 0.33% (compared to 27,269.71 and 0.23% gain recorded last week Friday).
Diagnosis: Today’s ASI 0.33% loss was as a result of strong bearish market sentiments in the Oil & Gas, Banking and Insurance stocks. Further analysis shows equity investors bagged a number of profitable long (buy) positions in the Non-financial Services, Industrial, Insurance and Consumer Goods stocks.
The market breadth (No of Gainers/No of Losers) significantly declined compared to last week Friday (0.652x vs. 1.44x) as bearish sentiments outweighed bargain sentiments: 15 Gainers were recorded against 23 Losers on the trading chart.
The top 5 Gainers were GUINNESS (+2.45), WAPCO (+1.34), FLOURMILL (+0.53), BERGER (+0.49) and VANLEER (+0.46). The top 5 Losers were SEPLAT (-7.35), FORTE (-6.00), STANBIC (-0.79),OKOMUOIL (-0.65) and UACN (-0.52).
5 most actively traded stocks were GUARANTY, ZENITH, FBNH, ACCESS and OANDO
In terms of VOLUME, CHAMPION, TIGERBRANDS, FBNH, UBA and ACCESS topped the list of equities on the trading chart.
BERGER, WAPCO, DANGCEM and GREIF NIGERIA led the Industrial index to a gain of 0.64%.
FLOURMILLS, GUINNESS and UNILEVER led the Consumer Goods index to a gain of 0.15%.
OANDO, ETERNA, SEPLAT and FORTE led the Oil & Gas index to a loss of 2.38%.
ZENITH, ETI and UBA led the Banking index to a loss of 0.81%.
CONTINSURE led the Insurance index to a loss of 0.11%.