The performance of the Nigerian Equity Market returned bullish last week with the index (NSE ASI) up by 1.10% WTD to close at an index level of 38,278.55 and market capitalization of N13.87 trillion.
The sectoral performance was positive as bullish sentiments were witnessed in all sectors with the exception of Banking and Oil & Gas index that fell by 1.09% and 1.73% respectively.
The Consumer Goods sector recorded the highest gain amongst NSE indices with the NSE
Consumer Goods index up by 2.69% WTD, owing to significant price appreciation in HONYFLOUR (+9.57%) and NESTLE (+5.35%).
The market activities were characterised by bargain hunting on 2 out of 5 trading sessions last week as investors took advantage of attractive prices of some stocks and in anticipation for interim dividend payment for H1 2018. Consequently the NSE ASI ended H1 2018 in the green zone with a YTD of +0.09%.
In the global space, bearish sentiments were witnessed in all selected markets last week as investors remained fixated on trade war between the United States, China and European Union. Other factors considered by investors include potential decrease in economic growth and employment alongside increasing inflation.
Over the last five trading sessions:
FBNH (FBN Holdings) fell by 0.47% to close at N10.60.
Recommendation: We maintain a hold rating on this
UBA (United Bank of Africa) fell by 0.94% to close at
N10.50. Recommendation: We maintain a buy rating on
ACCESS (Access Bank) fell by 0.48% to close at N10.35.
Recommendation: We place a buy rating on this stock.
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