NSE Bounces Back With 29% Gain

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The Equities Market of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) during the first half of 2013 posted an average return of 28.8 percent indicating investors capital gains of N2.45 trillion during the period.
Specifically, the cumulative market capitalisation of listed equities for the first half stood at N11.426 trillion as against its value-on-board of N8.974 trillion that opened the year. This represents an increase of 27.3 percent.
The All Share Index, the barometer for measuring the changes in the price of listed shares on the Nigerian bourse and also doubles as benchmark index for all listed equities and for Nigeria rose from the year’s opening figure of 28,078.81 basis points to 36,164.31 basis points.
The bears’ hold on the market during the latter half of June impacted on the performance of the market during the review period as the month finished on a bearish note with a value depreciation of N649 billion.
The first five months saw the listed equities trading in the green as the market recorded capital gains of N3.10 trillion according to the NSE data.
At the close of business in May the aggregate market capitalisation of listed equities finished at N12.075 trillion while the all share index had a five-month percentage average return of 34.6 percent.
The industrial goods stocks were the performing sub-sector during the review period with a six-month average return of 49.12 percent. The NSE-Lotus Islamic index recorded 42.31 percent return while the NSE which measures 30 most capitalised equities on the Exchange had a 27.38 percent return.
NSE Consumer Goods Index recorded 21.40 percent return during the first half. NSE Banking index indicated a return of 18.46 percent even as NSE Insurance index showed a return of 16.90 percent. The NSE oil and gas index indicated that investors in the downstream had a modest return of 12.18 percent.
Meanwhile the AS1 during the week ended 28, June 2013 nose-dived by 0.82 percent to close at 36,963.77 basis points while the aggregate market capitalisation of listed equities fell by 2.46 percent.
The equities market last week recorded a market turnover of 2.46 billion units of shares valued at N24.23 billion in 33,462 transactions. The activity chart for the week was led by the financial service sector which recorded a turnover of 1.43 billion units of shares worth N14.74 billion in 19,063 deals.
Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) and Portland Paints and Products Nigeria Plc were the most active in terms of turnover volume as they accounted for a total of  940.73 million units of shares worth N3.45 billion traded in 2,668 deals representing 38.3 percent of the overall market turnover during the week under review.
During the week under review, nineteen (19) stocks recorded price appreciation compared to twenty-seven (27) that depreciated in the previous week, MayBaker was first on the top gainers chart to close with 27.0%, followed by Transcorp with 15.65%, Neimeth with 13.22%, Presco with 41.14%, Ikeja Hotel with 10.26%, and JBerger with 10.00%. Other gainers in the top ten categories were Dnmeyer with 9.85%, Afriprud with 6.86%, Dangsugar with 5.50% and CCNN with 4.09%
On the flipside, fifty six (56) stocks depreciated in the price last week compared to fifty two (52) that deprecated a week ago. RTBriscoe led on the price losers’ table with 16.07% followed by UTC by 15.71%, Mansard by 15.22%, Ashakacem by 13.96%, Portpaint by 13.40%, Cutix by 10.62% Custodyins by 10,30%, Airservice by 10.00%, Mobil by 10.00% and PZ by 10.00%.
At the money market, a total of N31.84 billion worth of 91 day bills was offered and sold at the rate of 11.62 percent at the middle of last week compared with 11.50 percent during the previous week while N21.54 billion and N81.19 billion worth of 182 day and 364 day were offered and sold at the rates of 12.75 percent and 13.22 percent respectively against 11.82 percent and 12.99 percent at the previous auction.
The week recorded total subscription of N246.60 billion at the rate of 183.25 percent compared to N202.85 billion at the previous auction. A total of N92.62 billion worth of treasury bills across all maturities was allotted on a non-competitive basis according to money market data.