February 3, 2023



NGX: 586.939m shares traded in 17,183 offers

The market opened for 4 buying and selling days this week because the federal authorities declared Monday third October 2022 a public vacation to mark Nigeria’s 62nd Independence Anniversary.


It was a busy week for the Nigerian inventory market as a complete of 586.939m shares value N8.837 billion had been traded in 17,183 offers final week by traders on the ground of the Trade, in distinction to a complete of 1.005 billion shares valued at N10.406 billion that exchanged fingers final week in 17,844 offers.

The Monetary Companies Trade (measured by quantity) led the exercise chart with 393.814 million shares valued at N4.660 billion traded in 9,168 offers; thus contributing 67.1% and 52.73% to the entire fairness turnover quantity and worth respectively.

The ICT Trade adopted with 48.178 million shares value N1.203 billion in 1,294 offers.

The third place was the Conglomerates Trade, with a turnover of 40.135 million shares value N44.406 million in 513 offers.

Buying and selling within the prime three equities particularly Warranty Belief Holding Firm Plc, Sterling Financial institution Plc and Zenith Financial institution Plc. (measured by quantity) accounted for 239.637 million shares value N3.546 billion in 4,375 offers, contributing 40.83% and 40.13% to the entire fairness turnover quantity and worth respectively.


A complete of 1,667 models valued at N264,986.25 had been traded this week in 19 offers in contrast with a complete of 5,937 models valued at N21.716 million transacted final week in 18 offers.


A complete of 4,649 models valued at N4.768 million had been traded this week in 16 offers in contrast with a complete of 35,327 models valued at N35.758 million transacted in 21 offers final week.

Index motion

The NGX All-Share Index depreciated by 3.41% to shut the week at 47,351.43 whereas market capitalization depreciated by 2.50% to shut at N25.791 trillion. Equally, all different indices completed decrease apart from the NGX ASeM, NGX Progress and NGX Sovereign Bond indices which closed flat.

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Abstract of value adjustments

Abstract of value adjustments confirmed that eleven equities appreciated in value through the week, decrease than 25 equities within the earlier week.

Forty-six equities depreciated in value greater than thirty three within the earlier week, whereas 100 equities remained unchanged greater than 98 equities recorded the earlier week.

Giant selloffs nonetheless dominate fairness market

In the meantime, losses recorded by Airtel Africa, MTN Nigeria Communication, Nigerian Trade Group, and others pulled the market by 1575.81bps on the shut of buying and selling on Thursday.

The NGX All-Share Index declined by 3.23% to shut at 47,260.89 index factors towards the final buying and selling session. In Naira phrases, the NGX Market CAP information a N858.3bn loss with the NGXASI YTD return at +10.64%. Airtel Africa’s share value dropped by -10% from N2000 to N1800 per share.

The newly listed firm, Geregu Energy, recorded the best value achieve of 9.91% to shut at N120.90 per share.

Sectoral efficiency was largely adverse because the NGX MAIN BOARD index topped the losers’ chart with a decline of -5.06%.

Analysts consider the winter season within the fairness market will proceed as inflation expectation weighs on traders’ curiosity out there.

Elsewhere, it was no completely different because the European markets closed decrease on Friday to spherical out a risky week, as international traders reacted to a key month-to-month jobs report out of america.

The pan-European Stoxx 600 index provisionally ended down 1.1%, with all main bourses and nearly all of sectors buying and selling within the pink.

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Tech shares plunged 4.2 per cent to rank because the worst performing sector of the day. Industrial shares in addition to building and materials firms each shed 2.2 per cent.

Oil and gasoline shares had been the only real outlier Friday, ending the day within the inexperienced, up 1.1 per cent.

Friday’s payrolls report confirmed the U.S. economic system added 263,000 jobs in September, barely under a consensus forecast of 275,000 from economists polled by Dow Jones. Nonetheless, the unemployment fee slid to three.5 per cent from 3.7 per cent in August, signaling a strengthening jobs market even because the U.S. Federal Reserve hikes rates of interest with a view to cool the economic system and stem inflation.

The studying will enhance bets on a extra aggressive financial coverage tightening trajectory forward of the Fed’s subsequent assembly in November. U.S. Treasury yields jumped following the information launch.

Markets in Asia-Pacific retreated on Friday, with Hong Kong’s Hold Seng index main losses, whereas U.S. inventory futures additionally pulled again in premarket commerce. Main U.S. averages closed decrease throughout common buying and selling on Thursday however are nonetheless on target for his or her greatest week since June 24.

Shares of beleaguered Credit score Suisse jumped 6 per cent in afternoon offers Friday on the again of stories that it had supplied to purchase again as much as 3 billion Swiss francs ($3.03 billion) of debt securities.

It comes after the Swiss financial institution’s shares briefly hit an all-time low earlier this week, and credit score default swaps reached a document excessive.

U.S. shares opened decrease Friday as Wall Road digested September’s job report.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Common was down 1 per cent in early offers whereas the S&P 500 was 1.3 per cent decrease. The Nasdaq Composite slid 1.75 per cent after a stronger-than-expected employment information pointed to additional rate of interest hikes.

Tech giants’ revenues anticipated to drop in Q3

Expertise giants Samsung and AMD have projected a decline in revenue for the third quarter of 2022. Samsung estimates its quarterly revenue to hunch by 32 per cent, whereas AMD’s income estimates for the third quarter had been about $1 billion lower than beforehand forecasted. This got here from the worldwide rise in reminiscence chip costs attributable to weakening client demand for electronics. Analysts consider that the current drop within the demand for PCs displays the deteriorating macroeconomic situation as customers deal with fundamental commodities for survival.

Binance suspends operations on the BSC hub

In an earlier submit on Twitter, Binance reported an exploit of two million tokens of Binance coin (BNB), equal to $568 million. It was additionally said that the attacker tried to switch funds from the BSC blockchain to the Ethereum, Fantom, and Arbitrum blockchains, for which Binance has suspended actions linked to its cross-chain bridge of the BSC token hub. The BSC token hub facilitates cross-chain transactions between the Binance sensible chain and the BNB beacon chain. To quell worry amongst traders and validators, the CEO- Changpeng Zhao, said that funds are safe and the corporate is presently working with its safety staff to freeze the motion of stolen funds. Analysts famous that after the information of the exploit broke out, the Value of Binance coin (BNB) fell -3.37% from $296.03 to $280.59.